Impact of Globalization on Local Traditional Handicraft Industries in Brazil

- Islam, M. Rezaul - подписаться на статьи автора
- Burmester, Cristiano Franco - подписаться на статьи автора
Журнал: Journal of Globalization Studies. Volume 11, Number 2 / November 2020 - подписаться на статьи журнала


The main objective of this study is to examine the impact of globalization on the local traditional handicraft industry in Brazil. The study used a qualitative approach where an in-depth case interview method was employed for data collection. The study selected four respondents from four traditional handicraft industries (one from each) such as blacksmith, locker smith, shoemaker and machine manufacturer who work in different places in the Sao Paolo City in Brazil. Also, the study used documentation survey and observation methods. The results show that globalization has considerable negative impacts on those indigenous traditional handicraft industries which gradually decrease. As a result, the number of people occupied in these industries significantly decreases, and they face numerous economic and psychosocial problems. The findings of this study may be a useful guideline for the policymakers, development experts, academics and researchers.

Keywords: Brazil, globalization, traditional/local knowledge, local traditional occupations, local identity. 

M. Rezaul Islam, Institute of Social Welfare and Research, University of Dhaka more

Cristiano Franco Burmester, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo more