Cultural imperialism is the practice of spreading the
influence of one culture over others by means of domination. The
term cultural imperialism is used in a pejorative sense, in conjunction with a call to
reject foreign influence. Cultural imperialism involves an assumption of cultural
superiority or say ethnocentrism.
Cultural imperialism can refer to either the forced acculturation of a subject population, or to the voluntary
embracing of a foreign culture. Edward Said and Ngugi Wa Thiong'o validate the notion of
cultural imperialism and use the term resistance to refer to the struggles against colonialism, and Imperialism. The
term cultural imperialism is understood differently in discourses as in "media
imperialism." Cultural imperialism can take the form of an active policy or a general
attitude. Cultural imperialism is the practice of artificially injecting the culture or
language of one culture into another culture.
The criticism of cultural imperialism that began in the
mid-1980s and that is now subsumed under the rubric of cultural
studies. The positions of Herbert Schiller and Armand Mattelart on the 'resistance
debate' are outlined. Schiller still asserts the validity of
cultural imperialism thinking. The article contrasts the way resistance has been used in postmodernism. - Cultural imperialism and resistance
in media theory and literary theory - Colleen Roach.
Twenty Years of Cultural Imperialism Research:
Some Conceptual and Methodological Problems. - Burrowes, Carl Patrick - The
notion of cultural imperialism has received significant attention in communication studies
since the early 1970s. Cultural imperialism paradigm presents
some serious problems in terms of data measurement and research design models. The
cultural imperialism model, so far has explicated little on the specifically cultural
dimensions of relations between nations or between media and their audiences.
Beyond Cultural Imperialism: Cultural Theory,
Christian Missions, and Global Modernity
Dunch, Ryan, History and Theory, Volume 41, Number 3, October 2002 , pp. 301-325(25).
Cultural imperialism has been an influential concept in the representation of the
Christian missionary movement. Cultural dynamics of globalization,
alternative ways of looking at the role of missions in modern
history. The application of the cultural imperialism framework to the missionary
Cultural Imperialism on the Internet -
by Seongcheol Kim.
To review the cultural imperialism argument in terms of the developments of the Internet
through some case studies. In explaining problems of global unequal flow of media, the
cultural imperialism argument seems to be uniquely helpful. Internet and traditional forms
of mass media, it may not be appropriate to apply the argument to the Internet. It can be
said that the cultural imperialism argument has some limitations in the research of not
only the Internet but the other electronic media.
The Orientalist Perspective: Cultural Imperialism
in Gaming? - By Elmer Tucker
Oriental subject is founded on the exploitation of Otherness. The Oriental subject allows
an auto-exoticizing Japan to use cultural tropes and stereotyped icons to market
themselves to a Western audience and also to enforce a culturally imperialistic policy for
Cultural imperialism: A critical theory of
interorganizational change - Joseph W. Grubbs
Journal: Journal of Organizational Change Management.
Theories of organization offer legitimacy to the cultural imperialism that emerges when
groups come together in a shared-change experience. By adopting principles of critical theory, the project initiated by a group of
scholars known as the Frankfurt School, we may
challenge this degradation of knowledge and its companion, human domination.
U.S. Cultural Imperialism: Today Only a Chimera
- Elteren, Mel van.
SAIS Review - Volume 23, Number 2, Summer-Fall 2003, The Johns Hopkins University Press.
After revisiting the notion of cultural imperialism and reclaiming its valuable
components, the article focuses on the aspects of U.S. cultural imperialism in the current
era of globalization. The author posits the sustained
dominance of consumer culture. U.S. cultural
imperialism is a form of the global diffusion of consumerist beliefs and practices. The
concept of cultural imperialism has generally been discredited.
The Death of Cultural Imperialism, and Power Too?
A Critical Analysis of American Prestige Press Representations of the Hegemony of English.
Christof Demont-Heinrich - Mass Communications and Journalism Studies Department,
University of Denver.
This article critically examines selected texts taken from five American-owned prestige
press publications - the Los Angeles Times, the International Herald Tribune, The New York
Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. It interrogates representations
that declare the death of cultural imperialism.
In Praise of Cultural Imperialism? Foreign Policy - David Rothkopf.
The impact of globalization on culture and the impact of culture on globalization merit
discussion. Globalization promotes integration and the removal not only of cultural
barriers but of many of the negative dimensions of culture.