Culture Diffusion is the phenomenon of
culture spreading across out a region,
a country or the globe.
And we’re seeing that again today in our global
village is where at the point in our time
where it’s so easy to go
almost anywhere on this planet.
And you bring with you your
culture values and beliefs.
And if you go backpacking somewhere or
if you’re traveling for business
and you engage with somebody, you
tell them, “Oh, where I’m from –
this is how we do this or they see how you’re
dress and they see what you’re doing
in the way you eat and
the way you cook.”
And that is then spread out across the globe.
They slowly embrace bits and pieces
of your culture. And we see
it spreading across the globe.
So this can occur at individual level at the
societal level and include things like
religion, technology, styles language.
How many times have you seen certain
cultures on the other side of the globe
emulating and copy something you’ve
seen on the complete opposite side
of the pole on the globe.
So for example, you see I’m generalizing
here but you see in North America,
them embracing certain eastern styles or a
certain ways of approaching say even medicine
and doing things
like herbal medicine.
Whereas, in the other side of the
globe on the eastern actually
embracing more of the western philosophies.
you know wearing baseball caps and jerseys
and practicing more of the western medicine.
So this cross pollination of cultures
is happening at the individual
and at the societal level for
all of these different factors.
Now, in here some other
We have things like the use of chopsticks.
So chopsticks obviously
do not originate from on the
western side of the globe.
They come from the east yet you can go
pretty much anywhere in the globe now
and find a Asian restaurant
that has chopsticks.
Things like fashion trends that I’ve
already mentioned but things like yoga.
Again, has really inputted and
resonated until the point where now
as much in North America yoga is one
of the growing largest growing areas
of physical activity to point where
it’s created its own subculture.
Every… in my city in town almost every woman
has wearing yoga pants all the time.
And there's yoga studio popping up all over
the place thing that weren’t there before.
And this is a fantastic example of how culture
can be spread or diffused across the globe
And get embraced by another
and get assimilated by another.
And it becomes now a part
of that actual culture.