Cultures and Globalization

Author: Helmut K Anheier
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446202616
Release Date: 2008-09-17
Genre: Social Science

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

Author: Fredric Jameson
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822321696
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: History

Distinguished panel explores the concept of globalization and in a variety of cultural settings and its effect on world-wide cultural transformation of nation, place, race, class, ethnos and gender.

Heritage Memory Identity

Author: Dacia Viejo-Rose
ISBN: 1446250830
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Arts and globalization

'Cultures and globalization' 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 many questions.

Identity Culture and Globalization

Author: Eliézer Ben Rafael
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004128735
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Social Science

This book is about the sociologists' analyses of the newness of our time. It discusses five conceptual perspectives: (1) Multiple modernities; (2) Globalization; (3) Multiculturalism; (4) The declining accountability of the State; (5) Postmodernity. The divergent propositions which surface give this discourse its basic coherence.

Cultural expression creativity and innovation

Author: Yudhishthir Raj Isar
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: PSU:000067807666
Release Date: 2010-01-31
Genre: Art

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?

Globalization and American Popular Culture

Author: Lane Crothers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442214972
Release Date: 2012-07-13
Genre: Political Science

Now in a fully revised and updated edition, this concise and insightful book explores the ways American popular products such as movies, music, television programs, fast food, sports, and even clothing styles have molded and continue to influence modern globalization. Lane Crothers offers a thoughtful examination of both the appeal of American products worldwide and the fear and rejection they induce in many people and nations around the world. The author defines what we mean by "popular culture," how popular culture is distinguished from the generic concept of "culture," and what constitutes "American" popular culture. Tracing how U.S. movies, music, and TV became dominant in world popular culture, Crothers also considers the ways in which non-visual products like fast-food franchises, sports, and fashion have become ubiquitous. He also presents a fascinating set of case studies that highlight the varied roles American products play in a range of different nations and communities. Concluding with a projection of the future impact of American popular culture, this book makes a powerful argument for its central role in shaping global politics and economic development.

Globalization and Cultural Translation

Author: Ning Wang
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International
ISBN: UCSD:31822033331257
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Literary Criticism

"The book deals chiefly with the phenomenon of globalization as a cultural and critical concept and theoretical discourse, in an attempt to make a new construction of it from the Chinese perspective. It will also deal with the effect of globalization on China in the aspects of economy, society, culture and literature, film and TV, and exploring the cultural and intellectual strategies."--Jacket.

Understanding Cultural Globalization

Author: Paul Hopper
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 074563558X
Release Date: 2007-12-17
Genre: Political Science

Paul Hopper leads the reader through the varied issues associated with globalization and culture, including deterritorialization, cosmopolitanism, cultural hybridization and homogenization as well as claims that aspects of globalization are provoking cultural resistance.

Global Culture

Author: Mike Featherstone
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781848608979
Release Date: 1990-07-03
Genre: Social Science

In this book leading social scientists from many countries analyze the extent to which we are seeing a globalization of culture. Is a unified world culture emerging? And if so, how does this relate to existing cultural divisions and to the autonomy of the nation state? Differing explanations are offered for trends towards global unification and their relation to an economic world-system. Will the intensification of global contact produce increasing tolerance of other cultures? Or will an integrating culture produce sharper reactions in the form of fundamentalist and nationalist movements? The contributors explore the emergence of `third cultures', such as international law, the financial markets and media conglomerates, as elements which transcend the boundaries of the nation state. As well as examining the extent, causation and consequences of global homogenization, the authors consider its implication for the social sciences. Global Culture was published simultaneously as Volume 7, issues 2-3 of Theory, Culture & Society.

Paradoxes of Culture and Globalization

Author: Martin J. Gannon
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412940443
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Why do Western negotiators constantly complain that Chinese negotiators are both very sincere and very deceptive? This paradox is one of aproximately 80 explored in Paradoxical Reasoning. Paradoxical Reasoning answers two major questions that provide the underlying rationale for the book. What is a paradox, and why is paradoxical reasoning critical for understanding culture in a globalizing world? As used in the book, paradox is defined as the simultaneous existence of two or more inconsistent and sometimes contradictory elements. Each paradox is phrased as an arresting but simply-understood question to increase reader involvement, such as "Nationalism and globalization?" and "Nations are becoming more and less powerful simultaneously?"

Cultural Globalization

Author: J. MacGregor Wise
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470695937
Release Date: 2010-01-05
Genre: Social Science

Cultural Globalization: A User’s Guide is a personal and engaging journey through theories of culture and globalization. Drawing on extensive examples and interdisciplinary research, Wise explores concepts of culture, territory and identity in order to give students a new perspective on issues of globalization. Includes numerous examples from Asian, European, and North American youth culture and popular music Draws on interdisciplinary research from the fields of anthropology, cultural studies, cultural geography, and media studies Considers how global processes carry with them the ethical questions of how to act in the world and how to care for others Provides an original and stimulating overview of theories of culture and globalization, encouraging students think more broadly about the key issues

Globalization and Culture

Author: John Tomlinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745656502
Release Date: 2013-07-03
Genre: Political Science

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.

Global Culture

Author: Diana Crane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134955107
Release Date: 2016-05-06
Genre: Social Science

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

Consuming Cultures

Author: Jeremy Seabrook
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 9781904456087
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

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 Language and Culture

Author: Richard Lee
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9780791081891
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.