cultural elements to defend cultural convergence and cultural divergence.

Culture is comprised by a number of diverse elements (e.g. ideas, beliefs, norms, traditions, customs) which are formed through a group of people’s sustained interactions over time. Cultural globalization, then, is the worldwide exchange of these cultural elements.

In a 600-900 word statement, please defend whether you believe in “cultural convergence” (the notion that people throughout the world are becoming more culturally alike) or “cultural divergence” (the notion that people are becoming less culturally alike). Please do not defend both positions! Pick one! In doing so, 1) explain your position by discussing the cultural elements that illustrate why people are more (or less) alike and 2) provide evidence from current events to support your position.