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Cultures and Globalization

Cultures and Globalization
Conflicts and Tensions

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664 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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. This book is designed to fill this glaring gap in our knowledge.

Analyzing the relationship between globalization and cultures is the core objective of this volume. In it leading experts track cultural trends in all regions of the world, covering issues ranging from the role of cultural difference in politics and governance to heritage conservation, artistic expression, and the cultural industries. The book also includes a data section that consolidates the recently commenced but still inchoate work of cultural indicators.

The publication of this book marks the inauguration of a series of books on World Cultures. Like so many other phenomena that characterize and are generated by globalization, conflict/culture relationships remain inadequately analyzed. This applies in particular to cultural identities and their forms of expression, creation, maintenance and renewal. The theme is not only to ensure well-being of the cultural-artistic dimension in the process of globalization. More than that, and in a broad and genuine sense, this book and the series as a whole are meant to serve the cause of peace and security through open debate, learning and understanding.
Beverly Crawford
Globalization and Cultural Conflict
An Institutional Approach

Rustom Bharucha
Dimensions of Conflict in Globalization and Cultural Practice
A Critical Perspective

Brian Min and Andreas Wimmer
Ethnicity and War in a World of Nation-States
Laura Adams, Miguel Centeno, and Charles Varner
Resistance to Cultural Globalization
A Comparative Analysis

Dragan Klaic
Cultural Expression in Globalized Conflict
Cause or Victim?

Dacia Viejo Rose
Conflict and the Deliberate Destruction of Cultural Heritage
Francis B. Nyamnjoh
Cultures, conflict, and Globalization

Ahmad S. Moussalli
Regional Realities in the Arab World
Janadas Devan
Globalization and Asian Values
Anthony Giddens
Globalization and the European Social Model
Aníbal Ford
Latin America
Diversity, Invention and Crisis in Cultural Production

Yunxiang Yan
Managing Cultural Conflicts
State Power and Alternative Globalization in China

Ronnie D. Lipschutz
Capitalism, Conflict and Churn
How the American Culture War Went Global


Hugo Achugar
Tensions between the North and South
Georges Corm
The West versus the Arab World
Deconstructing the Divide

Bassam Tibi
Islam Between Religious-Cultural Practice and Identity Politics
Nathan Gardels
Europe versus America: A Growing Clash within the West?

Christian Welzel and Franziska Deutsch
Value Patterns in Europe and the United States
Is there a Transatlantic Rift?

Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Noris
Why Religion Didn't Disappear?
Re-examining the Secularization Thesis


Leo F. Estrada
Migration, Security and Culture in the USA
Alejandro Grimson
the Experience of Argentina

Diana Wong
Migration, Conflict and Illegitimacy
A Malaysian Case Study

Barbara J. Nelson, Kathryn A. Carver and Linda Kaboolian
Creating Concord Organizations
Institutional Design for Bridging Antagonistic Cultures

James Thompson
Performance, Globalization and Conflict Promotion/Resolution
Experiences from Sri Lanka

Ananda Breed
Performing Gacaca in Rwanda
Local Culture for Justice and Reconciliation

Clemencia Rodriguez and Amparo Cadavid
From Violence to Discourse
Conflict and Citizens' Radio Stations in Columbia

Silvia Ramos
The Pedagogy of Drums
Culture Mediating Conflict in the Slums of Brazil

Helmut K. Anheier
Introducing cultural indicator suites

In the age of globalization we are no longer home alone. Migration brings other worlds into our own just as the global reach of the media transmits our world into the hearts and minds of others. Often incommensurate values are crammed together in the same public square. Increasingly we all today live in the kind of 'edge cultures' we used to see only on the frontiers of civilizations in places like Hong Kong or Istanbul. The resulting frictions and fusions are shaping the soul of the coming world order. I can think of no other project with the ambitious scope of defining this emergent reality than The Cultures and Globalization project. I can think of no more capable minds than Raj Isar and Helmut Anheier who can pull it off
Nathan Gardels
Editor-in-Chief, NPQ, Global Services, Los Angeles Times Syndicate/Tribune Media

This series represents an innovative approach to the central issues of globalization, that phenomenon of such undefined contours
Lupwishi Mbuyumba
Director of the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa

"Globalization has received considerable attention from the political and economic perspective.  "The Cultures and Globalization Series" is intended to fill a gap in current research by studying the cultural consequences of globalization.  This volume also includes cultural indicators with a visual representation of data relevant to culture and globalization.  A variety of charts, graphs, and data tables add value.  Summing up: Highly recommended."

M.A. LaMagna
Cabrini College

Helmut K. Anheier

Helmut K. Anheier, PhD, is President and Dean at the Hertie School of Governance, and holds a chair of sociology at Heidelberg University. He received his PhD from Yale University in 1986, was a senior researcher at John Hopkins School of Public Policy, Professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. Professor Anheier founded and directed the Centre for Civil Society at LSE, the Center for Civil Society at UCLA, and the Center for Social Investment at Heidelberg. Before embarking on an academic career, he served as social affairs officer to... More About Author

Yudhishthir Raj Isar

Yudhishthir Raj Isar is an independent analyst, advisor and public speaker who straddles different worlds of cultural theory, experience and practice. He is Professor of Cultural Policy Studies at The American University of Paris and Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney. He has also been maître de conference at Sciences Po, Paris. Professor Isar is co-editor of the Cultures and Globalization Series (SAGE). He is a trustee of civil society cultural organisations and consultant to international organisations and foundations and Past President of Culture Action Europe. Earlier, at UNESCO,... More About Author

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