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Title: an anthropological perspective
Author(s): fathia mohamed ahmed ibrahim
Source: J. King Saud Univ, Vol.15, Arts (1) (year 2004),

Abstract: This paper discusses the grounded fears of the Third World countries from being over-ridden by Western culture under the cover of globalization. In the first part, the study discusses the influence of the globalization process on the cultural identity of non-Western countries. Inside these countries many questions are aroused concerning this influence. Some attitudes encourage effective participation in the new contemporary developments. Meanwhile, others see that the recent power balance in the world will drive all fields of globalization toward the domination of Western culture, hence the loss of world cultural diversity. In the second part, the study introduces an anthropological review of the relation between the West and the “other.” It begins from the colonial era, and the Western feeling of supremacy toward other peoples. The review ends with the Western acknowledgment that diverse styles of life and thought enrich human civilization. This end, which had been confirmed scientifically in the field of anthropology, can be the expected historical remedy of the discussed crisis of cultural identity in the globalization era...

Addresses: department of social studies, college of arts, king saud university, riyadh, saudi arabia..

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