Globalization wields powerful influence over societies and cultures. Business travelers and tourists both observe and distribute new ideas. New ideas, interactions, foods and products are tried, then embraced or discarded. With the internet or satellite television, films, publications, photographs, news reports and cartoons can travel instantly, entertaining or angering audiences around the globe. With social media like Facebook or Twitter, individuals offer news and own instant pronouncements on trends. Whether slowly through immigration or immediately online, these connections bring about some convergence of norms on fashion to human rights while also provoking challenges from traditionalists. A global society has emerged, and it’s tightly linked.

The Big Chill

More and more Britons are buying a Big American Fridge
Clare Longrigg
July 14, 2004

Globalize Soccer? Not in Your Lifetime, Chum

The culture of soccer defies globalization’s supposedly homogenizing force
Edward Rothstein
June 26, 2004

Faces of Globalization

Controversy ignites around protectionism in South Korean film industry due to talks concerning a bilateral investment treaty with the US
Jong-Heon Lee
July 1, 2004

Europe's Identity Crisis

Fear about the decline of the nation-state encourages anti-immigration sentiments
Steven Erlanger
May 5, 2003

Asian Music, Accompanied by the A Train

Traditional Chinese musicians take their craft to NY, USA
Yilu Zhao
July 6, 2004