Teaching Social Studies in Virtual Space/Cultural Anthropology/cultural imperialism2

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Cultural Imperialism can be tentatively defined as a form of unequal, but not unilateral, cultural diffusion, across cultures or cultural traits, that results in the suppression of the distinctive characteristics of the less dominant in relation to the dominant one.

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Define cultural superiority. Define "primitive" cultures.

The relation is said to be unequal because it is often imposed, by economic, social or political decisions or processes, that has even involve armed conflict to establish said superiority and control.

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Include the concepts: "who wins the war will be the one that will write its history", "war is to cultures what sex is for animals"

With the creation of writing, it was then possible to exercise control over knowledge and the diffusion of information.

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Cover why masses where given in Latin. How control of writing (and now mass media) has and continues to influence human cultures. Religion and its relation with the written works and first adopter of the printing press. The impact the superior Hollywood structure had in European cinema (Hollywood and communism, European protection to Cinema and TV productions). Control of mass media, propaganda and marketing concepts.

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Give examples using Native Americans (and all Indian Nations, African Nations and Tribes) or even the technological/economical exploration of India, China and Japan, especially during the European expansionism (or the previous effect of Islam expansionism until reaching Europe). Population movements in North America (pre-colonization and after colonization) or by China in Tibet. The part that religion expansionism has had on cultural diversity (ie. missionary missions), most interestingly in the north of Europe. The depth of changes in Japan and Germany after WWII and even in Korea (similarly previous Korea and Japan relation). The cold war and the importance of the satellite countries. Religion as a basis for conflict (crusades). The issue with copyright laws and intellectual property (for instance the issue with GM foods).