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.
1. Locating Globalizations and Cultures Kevin Archer, M. Martin Bosman, M. Mark Amen and Ella Schmidt 2. The production of Regime Culture and Instrumentalized Art in a Globalizing State Peter Marcuse 3. City Transformation and the Global Trope: Indianapolis and Cleveland David Wilson 4. Flattening Ontologies of Globalization: The Nollywood Case Sallie A. Marston, Keith Woodward and JP Jones, III 5. Global Multiculture, Flexible Acculturation Jan Nederveen Pieterse 6. Cohering Culture on Calle Ocho: The Pause and Flow of Latinidad Patricia L. Price 7. Whose Culture? Globalism, Localism and the Expansion of Tradition: the Case of the Hn˜a¨hn˜u of Hidalgo, Mexico and Clearwater, Florida Ella Schmidt 8. Hegemony / Counter-Hegemony: Imagining a New, Post-Nation State Cartography of Culture in an Age of Globalization Kevin Archer, M. Martin Bosman, M. Mark Amen and Ella Schmidt
This series is designed to break new ground in the literature on globalisation and its academic and popular understanding. Rather than perpetuating or simply reacting to the economic understanding of globalisation, this series seeks to capture the term and broaden its meaning to encompass a wide range of issues and disciplines and convey a sense of alternative possibilities for the future.