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Identity

A collective set of characteristics by which a person/ group is definitively recognizable or known

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OPEC

Organization of the
Petroleum
Exporting
Countries

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Globalization

The process by which people of the world are becoming more and more interconnected and interdependent

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Transnational corporation

a Company that is based in one country while developing and manufacturing its products, or delivering it's goods and services in more than one country

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Media concentration

The gathering of ownership of newspapers and other media in the hands of a few large corporations

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Media convergence

The use of electronic technology to integrate media such as newspapers books TV and Internet

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Economies of scale

Savings that come from producing using and buying things in large quantities

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Biodiversity

Variety of plant and animal species

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Homogenization

The erasing of differences. When this term is applied to people it often refers to the erasing of cultural differences so that people become more and more similar

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Acculturation

The cultural changes that occur when two cultures accommodate or adapt to each other's world views

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Accommodation

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 both cultures may be affected

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Assimilation

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 majority culture

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Cultural revitalization

The process of affirming and promoting people's individual and collective cultural identity

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WTO

World
Trade
Organization

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Digital divide

The gap that separates people who do and do not have access to up-to-date digital technology

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Propaganda

Ideas and information spread for the purpose of achieving a specific goal

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Pop culture

A short form for popular culture which is the culture of the people. This term often refers to current cultural trends that are spread by commercial mass media.

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Universalization

The spread of culture trends customs and practises around the world

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Hybridization

The combining of elements of two or more different things to create something new

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Cultural content legislation

Laws passed by government to prevent a group's cultural identity including its artist performers songs movies and literature from being overwhelmed by the media of a more dominant culture

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Cultural diversity

Variety in cultures and identities

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Language laws

Laws for languages?

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UNESCO

United
Nations of
Educational,
Scientific, and
Cultural
Organization

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Context

Circumstances or surroundings

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Role model

Someone to whom others look as an example to emulate

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Collective

A group to which a person belongs and identifies with