The process by which the world's citizens are becoming increasingly connected and interdepentent
A company that is based in one country while developing and manufacturing its products, or delivering its goods and services, in more than one country.
The use of electronic technology to integrate media such as newspapers, books, TV and the internet.
The gathering of ownership of newspapers and other media in the hands of a few large corporations.
Placing people in categories according to preconcieved beliefs about how members of a particular group think or behave.
Drawing a conclusion based on too little information
The cultural changes that occur when two cultures accommodate, or adapt to, each other's worldviews.
A process that occurs when people from different cultures come into contact and accept and create space for one another. The customs, traditions, technologies, beliefs and languages of bothe cultures may be affected.
The erasing of differences. When this term is applied to people, it often refers to the erasing of cultural differences so that peoples become more and more similar.
A process that occurs when the culture of a minority group is absorbed by another culture. The cultural identity of the minority group disappears as its members take on the identity of the other culture.
Refers to being separated from the rest of the society, forced to occupy the fringes and edges and not to be at the centre of things.
The process of reaffirming and promoting people's individual and collective cultural identity.
The gap that separates people who do and do not have access to up-to-date digital technology.
Ideas and information spread for the purpose of achieving a specific goal.
Current cultural trends that are spread by commercial mass media.
The spread of culture, trends, customs and practices around the world.
The combining of elements of two or more different things to create something new.
A business strategy that involves reducing costs by using suppliers of products and services in countries where labour is cheaper and government regulation may be less strict.
The idea that things that happen at a global level affect things at a local level.
The persisting distinct personality of an individual.
Refers to an individuals' sense of belonging to a group.
Is the movement of minority groups such as ethnic minorities, refugees and underprivileged sections of a society into the mainstream of societies.