Because I think that a lot of what we have been talking about with respect to "indigenization" comes about because virtually every tradition in the contemporary world feels itself in some way to be threatened, to be "relativized.
Many will also know that that conference was preceded by some regional conferences, and the Asian conference which took place in Bangkok probably received the most attention in the Western press, because its attempt to defy or at least present an alternative to the Western conceptions of human rights was so strong.
Because "glocalization" means the simultaneity the co-presence of both universalizing and particularizing tendencies. It is playing a key part in the current campaign to decide which candidate should run for president from the Republican Party; the phrase "anti-globalism" is a significant one in American politics; there are numerous movements which are directed in opposition to the teaching of the subject of globalization, to so-called "international education"; there have been people protesting at school boards all over America about American children learning about The global triad us eu and japan countries; they fear that if they learn about ancient Greek philosophy or about Japanese religion or French philosophy, that their minds will be destroyed, in other words, that their views will be relativized.
As far as disciplines are concerned, it was in the discipline of the sociology of religion, it was in the discipline of anthropology, the discipline of comparative literature, and to some extent, the discipline of political science, that the word and the term, and the exploration of the dimensions of globalization had been proceeding for at least ten years before economists, particularly American economists, ever began to use the word.
On the other hand, I am delighted to be in this position, because I think this marginality with respect to everything here does give me a certain vantage point, which I hope will prove to be fruitful.
Because, after all, much of the contours of what we now call globalization were laid down historically before the United States ever entered the modern world system.
But the interesting point here is that when particular medical professionals in particular societies were called upon to produce statements about their own medical practices, some areas of the world did not really have a medical tradition, and so they had, in fact and I use the word advisedly to invent an indigenous tradition of medicine.
And one gets some very, I might say, perverse cases like this, and here I draw on some cases that have happened in Western Europe. In any case, as far as America is concerned, American business people and economists have, in fact, come to employ in recent years the term globalization almost obsessively, but and this is a very important "but" as far as academic disciplines are concerned, economists, particularly American economists, came very, very late into the situation of talking about globalization.
But the important thing to say is that there is a kind of world-wide tendency to increasingly bring the particular into relationship with the universal. Now some people would say that there is no such thing as universality here, and throw up their hands and say, "Nobody is going to win," and so take a very pessimistic attitude to the situation.
And much of the dreadful conflict in the former Yugoslavia can partly be understood in those terms. In the American legal system, there has, in a controversial way, arisen in recent years what is sometimes called the "cultural defense.
The threat from East Asia, particularly from Japan; the threat from the United States; and, in close proximity to Europe, the growing threat, as it is perceived in many parts of Europe, of Islam.
And so we had the ensuing fatwa issued against the death judgment concerning Salman Rushdie, and to this day, he still lives under heavy protection, and in hiding, coming out only occasionally. But I think we have to get used to this interpenetration, this relationship between universality and particularity, or else we are going to continue to produce a distorted image of what is happening in the modern world.
Because I myself happened to be reading the Harvard Business Review in detail in the period about toand what is so striking and I challenge anybody here to go back and look at the years in question, to about the articles written about globalization, is the major significance of Japanese writers on the subject of globalization.
And there are very interesting dynamics concerning the relationship between these three components of the triad.
And this kind of defense has become increasingly important since as somebody said yesterday increasingly sincewhen the whole immigration pattern to the United States was shifted towards, broadly speaking, favoring people from Asia rather than from Europe, that one gets a great mixture, a complicated mixture, of cultural traditions, people from different backgrounds, in court.
And so the way in which this has been developed has been to try and obtain a sense of world health by incorporating particular traditions of medicine, by not favoring one medical tradition over another. And moreover, to suggest that articles written in the Harvard Business Review in the late s, prove in some way that globalization is an American phenomenon or an American idea, is very, very doubtful.
And there are a few cases in which, in fact, defendants have, so to speak, gotten away with this defense. In my judgment, this does give a very interesting cast or tone, to the Japanese presence in the modern world.
And so, in the world in which we live, we have to be very conscious about the fact that indigenization is the other side of the coin of the homogenizing aspects of globalization. The relationships between the different components of the triad are interesting because they have a particular bearing upon the drive to European unification.
I will, perhaps against my better judgment here, give an American example. And so, sadly, many people accused of wife-beating, of cruelty to their wives, have not infrequently claimed, not necessarily successfully, that within their own tradition, hitting your wife whenever you feel angry with her is perfectly acceptable.
Now, it had never occurred to me that I would ever hear people say so forcefully, and without seeming reservation, that globalization constitutes Americanization, or that globalization emanates, in some way, from the United States.
So if we were to call it, not "globalization," but simply "X" we would still have the same kind of problem concerning the relationship between these universalizing and particularizing trends. As has been said, "the particular is what makes the universal work.
Broadly speaking, the Asian is a much more collectivist conception of human rights, while the Western or the West European or the European generally and the North American is a much more individualistic conception of human rights. And thirdly, there is the Western Hemisphere, more particularly North America, and even more particularly, the United States of America.
And this, incidentally, is not just a simple matter of the global situation, because one can see this kind of complicated relationship between the universal and particular occurring within a number of modern societies.
So it seems to me ridiculous, quite frankly, to talk about globalization as emanating from the United States.The global economy is necessary supported by the most world powerful economies: U.S.A., the European Union and Japan.
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