History of my life: the eastern and western amalgamation of three cultures.
“A severe rainy day with family in the forest in Istanbul”
“The coexistence of cultural differences and the enrichment of each other’s beliefs, values, and traditions are a great wealth." (A. Sen, 2000).
Globalization has led to the hybridization of culture, becoming an interesting research topic for me. This is a photo documentation of my family reunion during an unexpected severe storm that kept us indoor happily reunited. It is a reflection of the cultural changes in modern society, including my personal life history: a melting pot of Italian, American and Turkish culture.
Globalization allows for and also causes interaction between cultures worldwide. Consequently, different cultures interact with each other, resulting in a hybrid culture. The process of globalization has been accelerated by advancements in communication, transportation, and technology on a global scale. This has increased mutual interaction between cultures worldwide, accelerating cultural hybridization.
A.Sen, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics, summarizes this issue as follows: Preservation of cultural diversity, development of inter-cultural understanding and strengthening of cultural dialogue are of great importance not only in the cultural field but also in the economic and social field. Inter-cultural dialogue can be extremely beneficial in reducing social conflicts and promoting economic development. The understanding and collaboration environment created by inter-cultural dialogue can play an effective role in solving problems that can lead to conflicts.