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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2014, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (4): 721-730.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.00721

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Exclusionary Reactions to Foreign Cultures in Globalization

WU Ying;YANG Yiyin;CHIU Chi-Yue   

  1. (1 School of Ethnology and Sociology, Minzu University of China, Beijing, 10081, China) (2 Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100875, China) (3 Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Received:2013-05-31 Online:2014-04-15 Published:2014-04-15
  • Contact: YANG Yiyin


Globalization has led to rapid diffusion of cultural values across national borders, which could under some circumstances evoke fear of erosion of local cultural traditions. Exclusionary reactions to foreign cultures are the tendency to reject foreign culture and defend the integrity of one’s heritage culture against the cultural erosive effects of globalization. Bicultural exposure increases the likelihood of exclusionary reactions by rendering culturally typical characteristics salient. Disgust, a mediator of this process, often accompanies cultural exclusionary reactions. The boundary conditions of cultural exclusionary reactions are also discussed. Future research will focus on the implications of cultural exclusions for managing intergroup relations.

Key words: cultural exclusionary reactions, bicultural exposure effect, symbolic exclusionism, multiculturalism