By Helmut K Anheier, Yudhishthir Raj Isar
Reading the connection among globalization and cultures is the center target of this quantity. In it best specialists music cultural developments in all areas of the area, protecting concerns starting from the position of cultural distinction in politics and governance to history conservation, creative expression, and the cultural industries. The ebook additionally encompasses a info part that consolidates the lately started out yet nonetheless inchoate paintings of cultural symptoms.
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Extra info for Cultures and Globalization: Conflicts and Tensions (The Cultures and Globalization Series) (v. 1)
There is also a range of perspectives that speaks of ‘multiple modernities’ (among them Eisenstadt 2000) or ‘alternative modernities’ (Gaonkar 2001). Related to the theme of modernity is the question of identity formation and maintenance in a globalizing world. Conceptualizations of this theme include Appadurai’s concepts of global flows and deterrritorialization (1996); García Canclini’s understandings of hybridity (1995); Wolton’s (2003) notion of ‘cultural cohabitation’, and what has been called World Culture Theory as a reference to the ‘compression of the world and the intensification of consciousness of the global whole’ (Robertson 1992: 8).
Berger, P. L. (1997) ‘Four Faces of Global Culture’, The National Interest (49): 23(7). Bourdieu, P. (1987) Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Calhoon,C. ) (1994) Social theory and the politics of Identity. Cambridge, MA and oxford, Blackwell. Castells, M. (1996) The Rise of Network Society. Oxford: Blackwell. – (1997) The Power of Identity. Oxford: Blackwell. Crane, D. (2002) ‘Cultural globalization from the perspective of the sociology of culture’.
This could be a specific theme or set of related themes, a critical policy approach or some other topic. The thematic foci for the first five include, beginning with this year’s theme Conflicts and Tensions; The Cultural Economy; Creativity and Arts Practice; Identities and Values; and Innovation and Regression. REFERENCES Anheier, H. , Glasius, M. and Kaldor, M. (2001) Global Civil Society 2001. New York: Oxford University Press. Appadurai, A. (1996) Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization.
Cultures and Globalization: Conflicts and Tensions (The Cultures and Globalization Series) (v. 1) by Helmut K Anheier, Yudhishthir Raj Isar