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Translocalization is a term used for the process by which cultural forms, symbols, and practices are drawn into circulation through networks that detach them away from their original national and local contexts and may amplify or diverse their meanings. The concept is used within cultural globalization theory and is closely related to the now problematic term of locality and thus to delocalization and relocalization; it is mainly a space metaphor. For some scholars, economic and technological globalization is a homogenization process that produces cultural unified symbols (the McDonaldization of society) at the same time that it delocalizes others from their original contexts, only to be transformed in merchandise. Other positions show how economic globalization translates its course of action in local conditions, grounding symbols and ...

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