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Cultures of Globalization
Coherence, Hybridity, Contestation





ISBN 9780415495684
Published November 5, 2013 by Routledge
160 Pages

 
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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.

Table of Contents

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 ArcherM. Martin BosmanM. Mark Amen and Ella Schmidt

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