Westernization


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west·ern·ize

 (wĕs′tər-nīz′)
tr.v. west·ern·ized, west·ern·iz·ing, west·ern·iz·es
To convert to the customs of Western civilization.

west′ern·i·za′tion (wĕs′tər-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Westernization - assimilation of Western culture; the social process of becoming familiar with or converting to the customs and practices of Western civilization
assimilation, absorption - the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
Translations

westernization

[ˈwestənaɪˈzeɪʃən] Noccidentalización f

westernization

[ˌwɛstərnaɪˈzeɪʃən] westernisation (British) noccidentalisation f

westernization

n (= westernizing)Einführung fder westlichen Kultur or Zivilisation; (= western character)westliche Zivilisation f; (pej)Verwestlichung f

westernization

[ˌwɛstənaɪˈzeɪʃn] noccidentalizzazione f
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Due to the Westernization of cultural adaptation, people are influenced by Western culture.Society of Pakistan adopt the influences West and reconstruction, according to local needs and concerns.
In effect she is offering a global history of his ideas, she says, rather than measuring them against Westernization or Western impact as so many have done.
Iranian state media often refer to tattoos as a symbol of "Westernization" or part of a Western "cultural invasion" of the country.
She has spoken publicly about the inclusion of women in the Saudi work force, describing the reforms as "evolution, not Westernization." She spoke at the Atlantic Council in Washington about the Kingdom's efforts to tackle bigger issues than women being allowed to drive or attend football games, which she described as "quick wins." Problems such as domestic violence demanded greater scrutiny, she said.
The minister, who spoke through the state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Bashir Bolarinwa, at the event which was also used to launch N150 million development project said that community radio station could help prevent westernization of culture.
Falling to the trap of modernity, he sought refuge in secularization and westernization as the only model available for progress.
There has however been concerns over the rising trends of westernization in terms of architecture, dressing and trading.
Nam Han Cho has declared 'Westernization' as the major cause of diabetes epidemic in Asian countries, both in the Asia Pacific as well as Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region including Pakistan, saying sedentary lifestyle and Western food were the root-cause of diabetes among the Asians.
Westernization has been spread throughout our country because of the social media.
President al-Assad said that younger generations drifted towards either extremism or westernization, and this is what makes the role of intellectuals important because true resistance begins in thought by resisting attempts to blot out the identity and sense of belonging, stressing that thought is one of the elements of the Syrians' steadfastness because the war waged on Syria is an intellectual and media war.
From a theoretical standpoint, Huseynova is grounded in Bruno Nettl's descriptive frameworks of syncretism, Westernization, and modernization: "Syncretism results when the two musical systems in a state of confrontation have compatible central traits; westernization, when a non-Western music incorporates central, non-compatible Western traits; modernization, when it incorporates non-central but compatible Western traits" (Bruno Nettl, "Some Aspects of the History of World Music in the Twentieth Century: Questions, Problems, Concepts," Ethnomusicology 22, no.
Speakers of a two day educational conference have urged teachers' community to strongly resist privatization and westernization of education in Pakistan and prepare the coming generation to serve the nation in a better way.