Cultures and Globalization

Cultures and Globalization

Author: Helmut K Anheier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446202616

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

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The world's cultures and their forms of creation, presentation and preservation are deeply affected by globalization in ways that are inadequately documented and understood. The Cultures and Globalization series is designed to fill this void in our knowledge. In this series, leading experts and emerging scholars track cultural trends connected to globalization throughout the world, resulting in a powerful analytic tool-kit that encompasses the transnational flows and scapes of contemporary cultures. Each volume presents data on cultural phenomena through colourful, innovative information graphics to give a quantitative portrait of the cultural dimensions and contours of globalization. This second volume The Cultural Economy analyses the dynamic relationship in which culture is part of the process of economic change that in turn changes the conditions of culture. It brings together perspectives from different disciplines to examine such critical issues as: • the production of cultural goods and services and the patterns of economic globalization • the relationship between the commodification of the cultural economy and the aesthetic realm • current and emerging organizational forms for the investment, production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods and services • the complex relations between creators, producers, distributors and consumers of culture • the policy implications of a globalizing cultural economy By demonstrating empirically how the cultural industries interact with globalization, this volume will provide students of contemporary culture with a unique, indispensable reference tool.

The Cultures of Globalization

The Cultures of Globalization

Author: Professor Fredric Jameson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822321696

Category: Political Science

Page: 393

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A pervasive force that evades easy analysis, globalization has come to represent the export and import of culture, the speed and intensity of which has increased to unprecedented levels in recent years. The Cultures of Globalization presents an international panel of intellectuals who consider the process of globalization as it concerns the transformation of the economic into the cultural and vice versa; the rise of consumer culture around the world; the production and cancellation of forms of subjectivity; and the challenges it presents to national identity, local culture, and traditional forms of everyday life. Discussing overlapping themes of transnational consequence, the contributors to this volume describe how the global character of technology, communication networks, consumer culture, intellectual discourse, the arts, and mass entertainment have all been affected by recent worldwide trends. Appropriate to such diversity of material, the authors approach their topics from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including those of linguistics, sociology, economics, anthropology, and the law. Essays examine such topics as free trade, capitalism, the North and South, Eurocentrism, language migration, art and cinema, social fragmentation, sovereignty and nationhood, higher education, environmental justice, wealth and poverty, transnational corporations, and global culture. Bridging the spheres of economic, political, and cultural inquiry, The Cultures of Globalization offers crucial insights into many of the most significant changes occurring in today's world. Contributors. Noam Chomsky, Ioan Davies, Manthia Diawara, Enrique Dussel, David Harvey, Sherif Hetata, Fredric Jameson, Geeta Kapur, Liu Kang, Joan Martinez-Alier, Masao Miyoshi, Walter D. Mignolo, Alberto Moreiras, Paik Nak-chung, Leslie Sklair, Subramani, Barbara Trent

Cultures and Globalization

Cultures and Globalization

Author: Helmut K Anheier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857026576

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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'In the globalization 'game' there are no absolute winners and losers. Neither homogenisation nor diversity can capture its contradictory movement and character. The essays and papers collected here offer, from a variety of perspectives, a rich exploration of creativity and innovation, cultural expressions and globalization. This volume of essays, in all their diversity of contents and theoretical perspectives, demonstrates the rich value of this paradoxical, oxymoronic approach' - Stuart Hall, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the Open University Volume 3 of the Cultures & Globalization series, Creativity and Innovations, explores the interactions between globalization and the forms of cultural expression that are their basic resource. Bringing together over 25 high-profile authors from around the world, this volume addresses such questions as: What impacts does globalization have on cultural creativity and innovation? How is the evolving world 'map' of creativity related to the drivers and patterns of globalization? What are the relationships between creative acts, clusters, genres or institutions and cultural diversity? The volume is an indispensable reference tool for all scholars and students of contemporary arts and culture.

Globalization, Language, and Culture

Globalization, Language, and Culture

Author: Richard Lee

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780791081891

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Argues that when globalization brings together foreign cultures, it allows the free exchange of cultural ideas and language, without allowing one or the other to dominate and overwhelm the native culture of the other.

Globalization and Culture

Globalization and Culture

Author: John Tomlinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745656502

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Globalization is now widely discussed but the debates often remain locked within particular disciplinary discourses. This book brings together for the first time a social theory and cultural studies approach to the understanding of globalization. The book starts with an analysis of the relationship between the globalization process and contemporary culture change and goes on to relate this to debates about social and cultural modernity. At the heart of the book is a far-reaching analysis of the complex, ambiguous "lived experience" of global modernity. Tomlinson argues that we can now see a general pattern of the dissolution between cultural experience and territorial location. The "uneven" nature of this experience is discussed in relation to first and third world societies, along with arguments about the hybridization of cultures, and special role of communications and media technologies in this process of "deterritorialization". Globalization and Cultureconcludes with a discussion of the cultural politics of cosmopolitanism. Accessibly written, this book will be of interest to second year undergraduates and above in sociology, media studies, cultural and communication studies, and anyone interested in globalization.

Consuming Cultures

Consuming Cultures

Author: Jeremy Seabrook

Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114988079

Category: Education

Page: 288

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A new angle on the globalisation debate, which celebrates successful resistance as well as exploring the dangers. As languages and local cultures are swept away by the market-driven monoculture, Jeremy Seabrook looks at the threat to cultural diversity and integrity all around the globe, including in western societies. Amongst the disappearing cultures, Seabrook finds that resistance is breaking out as people rediscover the imprtance of the local and the value of community.

Globalization and Culture in the Context of Intercultural Management

Globalization and Culture in the Context of Intercultural Management

Author: Josephine Br Mme

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640920044

Category:

Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Economics - International Economic Relations, grade: 1,7, Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (Wirtschaftswissenschaften), course: Intercultural Management, language: English, abstract: The term globalization is very broad and therefore it is necessary to define it.[...] In order to be able to imagine how profound globalization is, it is by far not enough just to say that our whole planet is involved. It is essential to look at all the different aspects of affairs all around the world.[...]

Creative Destruction

Creative Destruction

Author: Tyler Cowen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691117836

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 179

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Links globalization to changing trends in modern culture to present a case for a more sympathetic understanding of cross-cultural trade, considering such topics as the market exchange versus aesthetic quality, the impact of technology on art, and the affect of globalization on societal intelligence. (Social Science)

Global Culture

Global Culture

Author: Diana Crane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134955176

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Globalization and Education

Globalization and Education

Author: Nelly P. Stromquist

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781475805291

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

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We offer in this book a collection of chapters that reflect a broad range of issues linking globalization to education in an accessible yet theoretically grounded and detailed form. The authors analyze phenomena on the global plane, in local spaces, and in the connections between the global and the local. New developments such as the growing impact of technology on education, the emergence of new policy actors, the growing expansion and segmentation of higher education, the salience of human rights, among others, are emerging as powerful agendas shaping all levels of education. In fundamental ways, the forces of globalization challenge the previous approaches and theories of national development. Recognizing the areas of convergence, dissonance, and conflict should help us grasp with greater clarity the implications of globalization for education and knowledge in the XXI century. The contributors to this book include both well-known scholars in the field of comparative education as well as young scholars. The chapters present a balanced geographical coverage in terms of authors and the countries/regions examined. The second edition has been thoroughly updated throughout and contains seven new chapters. The expanding interest in the intersection of education and globalization has brought up several new topics, including: the salience of global education policies, notably EFA; the expansion and differentiation of higher education; the emphasis on work-related training; the increasing role of non-state actors such as the transnational corporations; and greater attention to human rights. Also in this new edition is a chapter on qualitative methodologies especially suitable to the understanding of the intersection of globalization and education.

Conserving Cultures

Conserving Cultures

Author: Harry Redner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0742527336

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

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In our technological civilization, the forces of globalization are a threat to both nature and culture. The many and varied cultures of the world are beset by the homogenizing impact of the global media, which represents the triumph of technics. Nature and culture must be protected to preserve a humanly habitable world. Conserving Cultures is the first book to link nature and culture conservation. The threat to nature is now well understood; how it relates to cultures is not. This book both describes and analyzes theoretically the danger to culture and proposes practical remedial measures. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Globalization

Globalization

Author: Roland Robertson

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021693085

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

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This text offers a contribution to the current debate over globalization, providing a a distinctively cultural focus on the social theory of the contemporary world.