Re: Westernization and its effects on culture

Herman van Banning (
Tue, 28 Nov 95 14:29:58 GMT

Shannon Goins <> writes:

> I am writing a paper on the effects of westernization on traditionally
> non-western cultures. I would be interested to hear opinions about
> the decrease in cultural diversity, as a result of the availability
> of western ideas through the media, tourism, and music.
> How serious is this? Are there ways to prevent it? What about
> foreign aid workers - does the ability to speak the language of
> the region where one is working help to reduce the risk of imposing
> western cultural values?
> Any other thoughts related to this issue?