Global culture is a set of shared experiences, norms, symbols and ideas that unite people at the global level. Cultures can exist at the global, national, regional, city, neighborhood, subculture and super culture levels. Such cultures are not mutually exclusive but overlap in countless ways. The following are common examples of global culture.
BusinessShared business habits, conventions, symbols and expectations. This includes foundational concepts such as company, team, meeting or innovation.
SportSports such as soccer, running and swimming that are enjoyed on an international basis. The culture of a sport may differ by nation with commonalities at the global level. For example, soccer fans in the United Kingdom and Japan may have different traditions but enjoy a shared experience nonetheless.
Holidays & PastimesHolidays and pastimes that are celebrated in different ways in different areas with some degree of commonality at the global level such as New Years.
FashionFashion such as a trendy style, material or design that spreads on a global basis.
DiplomacyThe conventions and norms of international diplomacy.
ProfessionsProfessional culture such as a software developers who share norms, ideas and symbols.
LanguageEfforts to adopt an common international language, currently English, to communicate across borders.
TravelTravel norms and conventions for tourists.
BeliefReligions and philosophies typically transcend national borders.
Art & MusicStyles and genres of art and music such as jazz, hip hop or impressionism.
FoodFood items that are well known in most countries such as pizza, sushi or the hamburger.
EducationEducational norms and philosophies. For example, the idea that students debate topics to develop their capacity for analysis, communication and critical thought.
Consumer CultureConsumer culture such as a brand that gets respect from snowboarders in multiple countries.Subcultures such as street fashion enthusiasts in Tokyo and New York who influence each other.
FandomFans of popular culture or hobbies that share a camaraderie that spans regions. For example, cosplayers who share many of the same inspirations, vocabulary and norms in Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Africa.
GamersVideo game enthusiasts represent a major super culture that has a global reach. Cosmopolitanism is the idea that community exists at the global level. This is associated with learning languages, travel, working abroad, international business and development of cultural knowledge so as to respect the local culture where you travel.
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