Article name Culture and Civilization under Globalization
Authors Mironova N.V.Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor
Bibliographic description Mironova N. V. Culture and Civilization under Globalization // Humanitarian Vector. 2019. Vol. 14, No. 2. PP. 20–26. DOI: 10.21209/1996-7853-2019-14-2-20-26.
Heading Social philosophy
UDC 008
DOI 10.21209/1996-7853-2019-14-2-20-26
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Annotation The paper investigates the process of globalization and its influence on contemporary culture and civilization. The author tells about two basic approaches to understanding globalization. In the first case, globalization is considered in the broad sense, in its correlation with the notions “global”, “universal”. In the second, globalization is viewed as a process facilitating increasingly greater differentiation between industrially developed countries and developing ones and leading to loss of sovereignty and cultural identity. The paper discusses that globalization contributes to the crisis of spiritual culture which is manifested in intensive spreading of mass culture to the detriment of national cultures. The author points out that mass culture pushes national borders destroying national culture. As a result of the influence of mass culture, a new cultural community is formed, the community for which national is not the leading factor. The paper proceeds that the most obvious negative consequence of cultural globalization is unification of social cultural diversity of peoples. In characterizing the contemporary civilization, the author takes historical approach to its consideration as the basis; this approach starts from the opposition “civilization – barbarism”. We state that the contemporary society has the features of barbarism which are difficult and sometimes impossible to eradicate. It is modern barbarism that has led the world to global problems. The author comes to the conclusion that the process of globalization marks the transition of the humanity to the qualitatively new phase of its existence.
Key words globalization, culture, mass culture, national culture, civilization, development, crisis
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