Encyclopedia > Americanisation

  Article Content


Americanisation is the a term used for the influence the United States of America has on the culture of other countries, substituing local culture with something of an American culture. It is often used in a negative context.

One of the principal reasons for this is America's highly visible global brands (e.g., McDonald's) and widely distributed media output.

It is often used as a term for fears of cultural substitution and can be compared to American fears of America being changed to be more like Mexico.

See also:

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Albrecht Durer

... travelled both in Germanic areas and in Italy, making two extended stays in Venice. Dürer is best known for his woodcuts in series. His Apocalypse ...