Globalization: Social Theory and Global Culture
SAGE, 27.07.1992 - 211 Seiten
A stimulating appraisal of a crucial contemporary theme, this comprehensive analysis of globalizaton offers a distinctively cultural perspective on the social theory of the contemporary world.
This perspective considers the world as a whole, going beyond conventional distinctions between the global and the local and between the universal and the particular. Its cultural approach emphasizes the political and economic significance of shifting conceptions of, and forms of participation in, an increasingly compressed world. At the same time the book shows why culture has become a globally contested issue - why, for example, competing conceptions of 'world order' have political and economic consequences.
To some extent the discipline which currently goes by the name of cultural studies has helped in the breaking down of this barrier . And indeed certain aspects of cultural studies are brought into play in some of the following chapters ...
Out of that destabilization has been born the present and growing interest in globalization , in which new academic areas such as communication and cultural studies have played significant roles . Interest in the phenomenon of ...
While the use of the term ' culture ' here is certainly not as broad and all - embracing as is to be found in some tendencies within the relatively new field of cultural studies , it is employed much more fluidly and adventurously than ...
The mere fact that there have been so many definitions of culture produced by social scientists and those working in the field of cultural studies in recent decades also suggests that there is a need to discuss the problem of culture ...
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