I found an interesting article that you might want to read on intercultural communication.
I am looking forward to hearing your opinions on this!
Thanks for the article. I am so happy you've decided to post it. I am writing a paper on Globalization now and it is helpful to see a different approach. My article is about the Globalization of Footbal and I analyse the intercultural aspect of communication among footbal teams. When I am done I will post it online and hopefully we can discuss some of the issues here. By the way, if any of you have some interesting ideas about the impact of globalization on footbal and vice versa, please let me know.
I will be gone for a few days to finish writing my article but I will be checking my emails everyday. Hopefully I will see you at the video-conference room.
Good luck with your article, I have had a quick look for material regarding the impact of glibalization on football.
I already have a link for you from our speakers of our sports seminar we recently organized in Budapest, where some of the people talk about how the world of football has changed, have a look through whether you find some useful information there and also at the white paper of the EU on sport. Might give you some ideas and stuff to think about...
Here is the link to the videos. On the rightern side you will see a bar with recently added, you find them there!
Also read his paper on the influence of globalization on football, you can download it as PDF or print it directly. ALso find attached another paper on sport and globalization in the attachment of this reply.
Thank you for posting this paper; I want to take the time to read it properly before reacting to it; I have not found the time up to now, but I am going to, definitely !
Great that you find it useful. Let me know what you think of it once you are done...
Hello again Mirjam,
I've read this article; there are quite a few interesting elements in there; really, I find this article most interesting, thank you again for posting it :-). It is impossible though to discuss here all the points that are in there and that I find relevant. It would lead me too far and I am not sure colleagues on this forum would be interested in so many details. There is just one point I would like to highlight tough.
Seeing cultures as closed systems is indeed creating cultural boundaries, this prevents openness to other cultural expressions; therefore, I agree with the author, we need to abolish cultural boundaries. And the way to do so is through dialogue. For this dialogue to be efficient, it needs to give an equal opportunity to everyone to participe: up to now, too often, the West has imposed its own way of seeing things on the others. This is a fact. Second condition, the need for empathy. We should listen to other cultural expressions without evaluating, without judging them all the time. There is no such things as one truth, there as several; besides, good/bad labels are themselves the consequence of cultural conditioning, so it is not very useful to enter a discussion with the premice that my culture is better than that of the other.
It is time we saw other cultural expressions as a way to enrich oneself. We can keep cultural habits and beliefs and enrich them by integrating aspects of other cultures. I definitely agree with the author on that.