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Anthropological Themes of Globalization in Asimov's "Pebble in the Sky"

In Isaac Asimov's science fiction novel "Pebble in the Sky," set in a future where interplanetary societies have emerged, we can identify several anthropological themes that resonate with the concept of globalization. Asimov skillfully incorporates these themes into his narrative, providing readers with thought-provoking insights into the impact of globalization on societies. One prominent theme is cultural assimilation, where different planetary cultures come into contact and interact. Asimov illustrates this through the character of Joseph Schwartz, an Earthling transported to another planet. Schwartz encounters a society with its own unique customs, language, and social structures, forcing him to adapt and assimilate. This exploration of cultural assimilation highlights the challenges and opportunities that arise when diverse cultures collide. Another theme is the diffusion of technology and knowledge across planetary boundaries. Asimov's interplanetary societies a