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Globalization Case

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The comparative summary

Globalization has played significant roles in the world recent years and it has affected youth by several ways. The reason why young people are easier to be impacted by the effect of globalization is mainly because they access the global culture or consumer culture more than other age groups. However, the issue like whether the influence of global culture is more positive or negative on youth has been raised and debated extensively by scholars. Moreover, the issues on how young people develop their identities and types of a new identity they have established have been discussed. Despite the general topic is to analyze how young people engage with global culture, the purpose of this summary is to compare both similar and different points of view of the two authors.

Within this broad framework, two important articles, ‘Young People in a Globalizing World' of the UN(2003)and ‘The Psychology of globalization on youth', both argues that globalization on youth, and argues that globalization have a beneficial impact on young people and most of them have developed bicultural identities. In the first article, The UN claims that there is an uncertain relationship between globalization and youth. The UN argues that young people engage with global culture in different ways, so the author states that the young people's experience with global culture is negative. The author also argues that young people have conflicts between global culture and local culture, so young people combine local culture and global culture to form a hybrid. In contrast, Arnett focus on identity formation. The author argues that young people now develop a bicultural identity which combines local identity and global culture. The author claims that the confusion among young people is increasing.

Although the two articles are quite divergent, they both talk about consumption of global product and media. Both UN and Arnett asserts that young people use the global media to explore, buy global goods and cultural products and individualize global cultural items. However, UN highlights the fact that majority of young people are at risk of exclusion because they do not have purchasing power. For instance, Yucatan Maya have not got enough power to get things they want on account of their personal isolation and poverty. They are limited to play computer games because they have not got a computer.

Both the UN and Arnett agree that young people participate in the global culture by consuming. have combined


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