Cultural Convergence

Cultural Divergence

Cultural divergence

In the English Reformation, King Henry VIII broke away from the Roman Catholic Church because he wanted a divorce but the Catholics didn't recognize divorce. The new church would allow him to divorce, remarry and have a son.


Info- http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/reformation.htm

Picture- http://www.docstoc.com/docs/113766784/Why-did-Henry-VIII-break-with-Rome

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Cultural Convergence- globalization of democracy

In Latin America, the poor are no longer tolerating poverty. So they're redefining democracy by forming large groups with enough power to change national politics.


Info/picture- http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/latin-america-rising/democracy-rising-1

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Cultural convergence- globalization of English

In India, they are starting to use English for worldwide communication. Indians working at call centers need to know English for worldwide callers calling for help.


Info- http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/sounds/case-studies/minority-ethnic/asian/

Picture- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20500312

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Cultural convergence- globalization of new technologies

In India, people are used to the technologies we have produced, but many more technologies are being produced every week or month so they have to adapt to that.


Info- http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-technological-convergence.htm

Picture- http://www.experientia.com/blog/using-nokia-life-tools-in-india-to-learn-english/

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Cultural convergence- globalization of sports

Many sports that started in one country, are spreading to other countries and are becoming more popular. Therefore showing up as an Olympic sport.


Info- http://sportsmedias09.blogspot.com/2009/04/globalization-wide-world-of-sports.html

Picture- http://intraweb.stockton.edu/eyos/page.cfm?siteID=14&pageID=121

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