F. Del Pizzo, Globalization, sociology of
F. Del Pizzo, “Globalization, sociology of” in Anne L. C. Runehovand, Luis Oviedo, Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013, pp 943-946.
Globalization was initially a financial and economic phenomenon, and then became social, cultural, political, and philosophical. A true multidisciplinary system which, as a result of technology and the development of mass communications (Technologies of Information and Communication, or TIC), has reshaped social relations through a model of global interdependence. All this could be verified thanks to the clearing of barriers, which has allowed, day by day, an easier and free movement of people, knowledge, information, and ideas.
Marshall, McLuhan, referring to this communicative environment, defines “global village” as the world which is the size of a village easily explored, in which physical and cultural distances fall and new lifestyles are born. In such an environment new patterns of thinking; consumption and production emerge and become more …
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