A JOURNEY THROUGH THE CULTURE OF CAPITALISM
ANTHROPOLOGY ONLINE SERIES
Almost on a daily basis we hear or read the words global, multinational, multicultural and other words which describe our world as one comprised of many nations or cultures. We pick up a newspaper and read an article on the environment which asks us to "think globally, act locally". We hear discussion about the actions of multinational corporations. We hear about our universities introducing multicultural education. What does all this mean?
Is a corporation really multinational if it merely exists in a nation, but does not benefit the citizens of that nation, or is such a corporation a colonizer of the host nation?
Is a university multicultural merely because it hosts students from other nations, its cafeterias serve ethnic dishes and there is a requirement to take a course about foreign culture? Or is there more to being multicultural? To be multicultural, does a university need to amend its curricula and be willing to teach the viewpoints of all cultures involved in an occurrence? For example, to be multicultural, does a university need to teach the history of the United States, not only from the viewpoints of the European settlers but from the viewpoints of the Native American people?
To be multicultural or to think globally means to learn about and accept the validity and value of other cultures. It means to accept their right to
existence and to self determination. This area leads to resources which will hopefully aid in the quest to learn about other cultures.
It is broken down into geographic areas of the world. By clicking on an area below you will arrive at a
resource page which will allow you to access data for each country situated in that particular area. Enjoy your travels.
COPYRIGHT: GLORIA BOBBIE__JUNE 1999