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Trends Toward Globalization in Chile

Arturo Fontaine Talavera

in Many Globalizations

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151466
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199834914 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195151461.003.0009
 Trends Toward Globalization in Chile

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Chilean society exhibits fully globalized socioeconomic consumer behavior alongside a conservative socioreligious order in which evangelical faith (itself a product of an earlier globalizing force) plays a major role. This tension carries over into the values of Chile's business elite and cultural intelligentsia. The question is whether this is a transitional stage toward a European‐style globalized modernity or the expression of a regional alternative modernity that is receptive in respect of market economics but conservative in respect of family and societal values.

Keywords: Chile; culture; globalization

Chapter.  17097 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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