by Ali Mohamed
If there is one word that has become the currency among journalists and academics in the past 20 years, it is globalization. Numerous theories about globalization abound, and every discipline is seeking to find its epistemological location in the debate. However one defines globalization, a broad acknowledgment exists that the world has undergone rapid change in the past decades and continues to do so. Suarez-Orozco and Qin-Hilliard (2004) write: “While human lives continue to be lived in local realities, these realities are increasingly being challenged and integrated into larger global networks of relationships”. Human experience is linked to economic realities, social processes, technological and media innovations, and cultural flows that traverse national boundaries with even greater momentum.