HOSPITALITY IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE The world has reduced to a global village. It is no more just defined by countries and continents. People are connected across the globe through the Internet and World Wide Web. On the Internet, physical distance is even less of a hindrance to the real-time communicative activities of people, and therefore social spheres are greatly expanded by the openness of the web and the ease at which people can search for online communities and interact with others who share the same interests and concerns. Therefore, this technology fosters the idea of a conglomerate yet unified global community. The concept of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” is a similar thought used in the theory presented by Marshall McLuhan as global village. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam- "vasudha", the earth; "iva" = is as a; and "kutumbakam", (family;) is a Sanskrit phrase that means that the whole world is one single family. The increasing dependance on technology and Web has further shrunk the globe and distances are no more a factor. According to McLuhan, the enhanced "electric speed in bringing all social and political functions together in a sudden imposion has heightened human awareness of responsibility to an intense degree." Increased speed of communication and the ability of people to read about, spread, and react to global news quickly, forces us to become more involved with one another from various social groups and countries around the world and to be more aware of our global responsibilities. Only small men discriminate saying: One is a relative; the other is a stranger. For those who live magnanimously the entire world constitutes but a family. This new reality has implications for forming new sociological structures within the context of culture. Ernest Ravenstein is widely regarded as the earliest migration theorist. Ravenstein, an English geographer, used census data from England and Wales to...
The world we live in is intricately connected in a sometimes shocking way. But this shrinking world idea is nothing new. It’s defiantly more apparent these days, and a little disturbing because it is moving so rapidly. But people have anticipated this global connectedness via the internet for a very, very long time, even before the world wide web was ever created, some folks anticipated a new technology that would connect the masses in a whole new way.
You may be familiar with the name Marshal McLuhan. There has been some talk about him in recent weeks because July 21st marked the centennial of his birthday.
He was an English teacher and a public thinker. But most importantly, he was a media critic. He came up with Timothy Leary’s famous saying, “Turn on, tune in, drop out,” about engaging in your intellectual life and political action, using LSD, and dropping out of society to practice self reliance in the 1960s. Needless to say he was a controversial figure.
But I’m talking about him today, because he’s the person that coined the phrase globalvillage, the title of the sermon. Amazingly, McLuhan came up with this idea 30 years before the world wide web was ever invented. And he described a globalvillage that would one day be made possible by a flow and freedom of information that was shockingly similar to what you and I know as the internet.
McLuhan’s major concept was that...
...Mediated Communication November 2004
Marshall Mcluhan’s GlobalVillage and its relevance in today’s society
1960’s America was a time of challenging authority and established conventions. It was into this era that a Professor of Media studies at Toronto University rose to media personality status. Marshall Mcluhan is famous for introducing society to catchy aphorisms such as “the medium is the message”. Although his theories have always been contested, they were popular at the time and are currently enjoying a revival. One such theory is his vision of the “GlobalVillage” which I will discuss in this essay.
To understand the term, a comprehension of some of his other ideas is necessary. Mcluhan was influenced by Harold Adams Innis who suggested that each medium of communication had a time “bias” which affected the stability of society. In short, he saw that “time biased” media such as stone carving would endure time and lead to a stable society. “Space biased” media, such as papyrus, could easily be revised and lead to an unstable culture (Meyrowitz 1985:17). Mcluhan went beyond this to suggest that different media have “sensory bias” (Postman went beyond this to argue that the medium contains an “ideological bias”). Mcluhan saw each new media invention as an extension of some human faculty. In The Medium is the Massage he notes, “All new media are extensions of some human...
What is meant by the globalvillage?
the globalvillage is describing the world and how it has shrink into a village by the different media types, mostly importantly the world web making it extremely easy to pass messages to people across the globe. This making the world become like a village where people can contact others quickly and conveniently.
The GAIA hypothesis?
The whole idea known as the gaia hypothesis, is believed to be that the earth is considered as living organism. The earth is a very put together system that all living things have an effect on the earths environment, including the atmosphere, the temperature and the location of the earth to the sun are very important factors to the planet.
Earth as a fragile plant?
From all the planets that we know about in the solar system as far as we know earth is the only planet with life on it. Which means that the earth is able to give us the materials and the nutrients we need to survive, such as water, and oxygen. For the earth to provide us with what we need to live we take the materials it supplies for us. But as the more people living on the earth, the more we need of the materials. The more we use the more that the earth has to continue to supply for us.
When people are taking advantage of what the earth is providing for us and...
...A Canadian writer and educator named Marshall McLuhan came up with the phrase, "the globalvillage" to describe our world. What is a village?
"A small community where everyone knows each
other" springs to mind. Perhaps the thought that
each person in the community helps the village to
survive and so everyone is dependent on each
other applies. These are good descriptions of a village but could we say this about our world?
Physically our world is enormous. How can we all
be connected to each other? In the last century, better transportation and
communication have allowed people to be in
contact with other parts of the world more quickly
and more easily than ever before. The world is
also connected through global resource use and a
world economy. What is grown or made in Asia often is consumed in North America. The products
of Europe are found in Australian stores. African
produce is found in the kitchens of Europe. The
globalvillage, as McLuhan meant it, is an image
that shows us to be connected to, and dependent
on, other parts of the world. 7 Transportation In the last century, huge technological advances
made travel much easier, enabling people to
travel farther and more often than ever before.
The development of railways was an enormous
leap forward from animal-drawn transportation.
Once the Canadian Pacific Railway was built in the...
...essay critically evaluates the view on the hospitality industry, what kinds of businesses are involved in it and challenges it faces. To do so, it considers the views of different authors which are relative with hospitality industry. There is some data describing the importance of the Hospitality industry in the Scotland and worldwide and there is also some figure show the reputation of hospitality industry in the Scotland and tourist interest toward the Scotland. This essay explores most of the area in the hospitality industry, this is done by firstly discussing the importance of hospitality businesses for the economy and related businesses then considers the following areas weakness, strength, challenges and opportunities in Scotland for hospitality businesses. Moreover this essay describes the involvement of government and private sector to promote tourism industry in locally and worldwide.
Hospitality is defined differently by different authors. According to Oxford dictionary definition, “Hospitality is the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors or strangers.” From this quote mean hospitality helps to fullfil the customers needs with friendly service. In contrast to this difinition, Cassee & Reuland’s(1983) argues that,” hospitality a harmonious mixture of food, beverage, and/or...
...The term “GlobalVillage” was popularised by Marshall McLuhan in the 1960’s who describes it as the “instantaneous communication through technology” which eliminates distance between local, national and international borders. However today, “GlobalVillage” can be described in simpler words as media such as the Internet. Living in a globalvillage can influence the attitudes and beliefs of individuals whether it is forced upon them, or having to grow up with it. The film “The Castle” directed by Rob Sitch and “The Vicar of Dibley: Season 3 Episode 3 – Summer” directed by Gareth Carrivick convey ______________ (question)
Through The Castle, Sitch investigates the globalvillage effectively through his use of actors, costuming, location and dialog. These features of the film easily demonstrate to the audience the Kerrigan’s place in society, their feelings to modern day problems and their identity as an Australian working class family within the GlobalVillage.
The Castle highlights the conflicts between individuals from the Local Village and the GlobalVillage. This is shown through the Kerrigan’s struggles as a family who has been “compulsorily acquired” to move out of their own home and fight as an ordinary family against wealthy organisations.
Darryl Kerrigan is the protagonist as he...
...GlobalVillage is a term closely associated with Marshall McLuhan, popularized in his books The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man (1962) and Understanding Media (1964). McLuhan describes how the globe has been contracted into a village by electric technology and the instantaneous movement of information from every quarter to every point at the same time . In bringing all social and political functions together in a sudden implosion, electric speed has heightened human awareness of responsibility to an intense degree .
Today, the term "GlobalVillage" is mostly used as a metaphor to describe the Internet and World Wide Web. On the Internet, physical distance is even less of a hindrance to the real-time communicative activities of people, and therefore social spheres are greatly expanded by the openness of the web and the ease at which people can search for online communities and interact with others that share the same interests and concerns. Therefore, this technology fosters the idea of a conglomerate yet unified global community. Due to the enhanced speed of communication online and the ability of people to read about, spread, and react to global news very rapidly, McLuhan says this forces us to become more involved with one another from countries around the world and be more aware of our global responsibilities....
...what is meant by GlobalVillage.
The late Marshal McLuhan, a media and communication theorist, coined the term, “globalvillage” in 1964 to describe the phenomenon of the world’s culture shrinking and expanding at the same time due to pervasive technological advances that allow for instantaneous sharing of culture (Harris 2007). The term itself simple suggest that a globalvillage refers to the act of virtually transforming the world into a village. This implies a hypothetical reduction geographical distance from one corner of the world to another through better transportation and the media which allows people to be on contact with other parts of the world more quickly and more easily than ever before.
Media can be referred to as instruments through which information can be relayed between a receiver and a statement. It can be categorized into electronic, audio-visual and print media. According the Chidley (1999), most of knowledge among people is acquired purely through media and connectivity, and networking of individual concerns controls the universe. The advancement in technology has had a major impact on global communication networks causing the collapse of time and space enabling people and organization around the world to interact and work together. The speed at which the information is relayed in the world has an enormous...