This has played a critical role in the intensification and acceleration of social exchanges and activities hence increasing human consciousness and interdependence. Steger (23) brings the concepts together and defines globalization as "a multidimensional set of social processes that create, multiply, stretch and intensify worldwide social interdependencies and exchanges while at the same time fostering in people a growing awareness of deepening connections between the local and the distant."
According to Appuradai (1), it only takes the merest acquaintance with the facts of the modern world to note that it is now an interactive system in a sense which is strikingly new. Hughes (34) states that historians and sociologists, especially those concerned with translocal processes and with the world systems associated with capitalism have long been aware that the world has been a congeries of large scale interactions for many centuries. Yet today's world involves interactions of a new order and intensity. According to Hansen (34), cultural transactions between social groups in the past have generally been restricted, sometimes by the facts of geography and ecology, and at other times by active resistance to interactions with the other.
Appuradai (6) has proposed ...
The suffix scape points out to the fluid, irregular shapes of the landscapes, shapes which characterize international capital as deeply as they do to international clothing styles. The landscapes are therefore the building blocks of the imagined worlds of persons and groups
To start with, ethnoscape refers to the flow of people all over the globe. Appuradai (7), states that ethnoscape implies the landscape of persons who constitute the shifting world in which we live. He goes ahead and states that tourists, immigrants, refugees, exiles, guest workers and other moving groups and persons constitute an essential feature of the world and appear to affect the politics of nations to a hitherto unprecedented degree. However, this does not imply that there are no relatively stable communities and networks, of kinship, friendship, work, leisure, birth and residence. Instead it implies that the warp of the stabilities involved is all over shot with the woof of human motion, as more persons and groups deal with the realities of having to move or the fantasies of wanting to move. Both the realities and the fantasies function on larger scales. For instance, men and women from India villages focus not only on moving to Poona or Madras, but of moving to Dubai and Houston.
Technoscape refers to the flow of technology; global configuration, also ever fluid, of technology and of the fact that technology, both high and low, both mechanical and informational, now moves at high speeds across various kinds of previously impervious boundaries (Appuradai 8). Many countries are considered the roots of multinational enterprise: a huge steel complex industry in Libya gets its interest from India, China, Japan and Russia which are commonly known for their production of new technological