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: 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.

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.

Consuming Cultures

Consuming Cultures

Author: Jeremy Seabrook

Publisher: New Internationalist

ISBN: 9781904456087

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.

Global Culture

Global Culture

Author: Diana Crane

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415932297

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Contributors to the volume focus on such important issues as media imperialism, national identity, cultural policy, globalization of urban cultures, cultural production in a global context, free trade negotiations and agreements, the economic impact of cultural tourism, the impact of globalization on children's television, and the impact of Japanese culture in Asia.

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.

Cultures of Globalization

Cultures of Globalization

Author: Kevin Archer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317996637

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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Much has been written about the economic and political implications of the contemporary process of globalization. Much less has been written about the specific cultural implications. Previously published as a special issue of Globalizations, this book seeks to add to our knowledge of the latter by bringing together researchers from different disciplines with the common goal of exploring the emerging cultural relations among groups and individuals in terms of coherence and hybridity, identity and allegiance, and cooperation and conflict. As the world’s peoples increasingly travel, work, trade, recreate, and otherwise communicate with each other, relative cultural isolation (and isolationism) is becoming less and less possible. What does this mean for cultural coherence, stability and identity across the planet? What have been the cultural implications of, and reactions to, this increasing global interdependence among peoples? From more global and theoretical perspectives to more empirical and case-specific approaches, the various authors attempt to come to terms with the ever evolving and complex cultural content of contemporary globalization.

Film Noir

Film Noir

Author: Jennifer Fay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135263850

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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The term "film noir" still conjures images of a uniquely American malaise: hard-boiled detectives, fatal women, and the shadowy hells of urban life. But from its beginnings, film noir has been an international phenomenon, and its stylistic icons have migrated across the complex geo-political terrain of world cinema. This book traces film noir’s emergent connection to European cinema, its movement within a cosmopolitan culture of literary and cinematic translation, and its postwar consolidation in the US, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. The authors examine how film noir crosses national boundaries, speaks to diverse international audiences, and dramatizes local crimes and the crises of local spaces in the face of global phenomena like world-wide depression, war, political occupation, economic and cultural modernization, decolonization, and migration. This fresh study of film noir and global culture also discusses film noir’s heterogeneous style and revises important scholarly debates about this perpetually alluring genre.

Global Culture

Global Culture

Author: Mike Featherstone

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034408364

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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More than ever before, people, ideas, commodities, money, and information are moving freely across national frontiers. And as this occurs, it gives rise to several significant questions: Is a unified world culture emerging? If so, how will this affect the autonomy of existing cultures? Will they be supplanted by a unified culture, or can they maintain distinct identities? In this provocative volume, internationally recognized social scientists explore these questions and assess the impact--both positive and negative--of an emerging global culture. Many different explanations are put forth to explain the trends toward global unification, as well as their relation to an economic world system. The contributors also examine the emergence of "third cultures," such as international law, the financial markets, and mass media conglomerates, as elements which transcend national boundaries. And, in addition to analyzing the extent, causation, and consequences of a global culture, the contributors consider its implication for the social sciences. Global Culture will interest all scholars interested in political science, cultural studies, world-systems, development studies, and sociology. "Appadurai's article 'Disjunction and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy' does an excellent job of presenting five theoretical dimensions along which culture is transmitted from one society to another. . . . An insightful view into the question of global culture. Contributes to the reader's further understanding of the situations in which one lives and works. . . . An in-depth study of the materials presented here are certain to facilitate the reader's comprehension of the massive social, political and economic changes happening around us and to us on a daily basis. . . . Provides valuable information and questions to be considered by any educational person interested in more fully understanding the social movements and social changes prevalent in today's world." --Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling "This is a rich and stimulating collection of heterogeneous reflections on the theme of 'the global.' Rich in the variety of themes and perspectives . . . it is a series of windows on the world informed by thematic and theoretical sensibilities rather than a paradigm that unites the contributions. Since there are enough studies of global dynamics which are informed by theoretical paradigms, particularly in international relations and political economy, this collection, which thematizes the perplexities and paradoxes of globalization as a multidimensional process, is a welcome variation." --Development & Change

Globalization

Globalization

Author: Professor Roland Robertson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446235882

Category:

Page: 211

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A stimulating appraisal of a crucial contemporary theme, this comprehensive analysis of globalizaton offers a distinctively cultural perspective on the social theory of the contemporary world. This perspective considers the world as a whole, going beyond conventional distinctions between the global and the local and between the universal and the particular. Its cultural approach emphasizes the political and economic significance of shifting conceptions of, and forms of participation in, an increasingly compressed world. At the same time the book shows why culture has become a globally contested issue - why, for example, competing conceptions of 'world order' have political and economic consequences.

Globalization and Culture

Globalization and Culture

Author: Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742566613

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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Now fully revised and updated, this seminal text asks if there is cultural life after the "clash of civilizations" and global McDonaldization. Jan Nederveen Pieterse argues that what is taking place is a global culture of hybridization. In a new chapter, the author explores East-West hybridities—the idea that globalization is a process of braiding rather than simply a diffusion from developed to developing countries. His historically deep and geographically wide approach to globalization is essential reading as we face the spread of conflicts bred by cultural misunderstanding.