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					June 27, 2011

CULTURAL DIFFUSION
Cultural Diffusion
 The spread of cultural ideas, practices, or
  goods from one group of people to another




          Oreo sign outside a grocery store in China
Positive Impact of Cultural
Diffusion
         1. Access to information and ideas




 The idea of democracy and revolution spread during Arab Spring
             through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
Positive Impact of Cultural
Diffusion
         2. Access to products




                     McDonald’s in Russia and China
  Positive Impact of Cultural
  Diffusion
3. New Entertainment (movies, music, etc…)
Negative Impact of Cultural
Diffusion
                    1. Local businesses close




            Walmart could cause local stores to go out of
            business, then people are forced to shop at Walmart
Negative Impact of Cultural
Diffusion
2. Introduces new negatives (such as health problems)




     New kinds of soda, such as Sprite and Coca-Cola introduced a huge
                increase in cavities and tooth decay in China
 Negative Impact of Cultural
 Diffusion
                   3. Loss of cultural identity




   Aztec religion before              Spanish converted the Aztecs to
conquered by the Spanish in       Christianity, changing their culture and
           1519                                    identity
Impact of Cultural Diffusion

Positive Impacts:      Negative Impacts:
 Access to             Loss of local
  information and        businesses
  ideas                 Introduces new
 Access to products     negatives
 New entertainment     Loss of cultural
                         identity

				
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