Globalization and Culture

Globalization and Culture

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 154 x 229 x 15mm | 322g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0745613381
  • 9780745613383
  • 648,244

Table of contents

1. Globalization and Culture. . Globalization as Complex Connectivity. Culture as a Dimension of Globalization. Why Culture Matters for Globalization. Why Globalization Matters for Culture. 2. Global Modernity. . Global Modernity as Historical Period. Globalization as a a Consequence of Modernitya . Suspicion of Global Modernity. Conclusion. 3. Global Culture: Dreams, Nightmares and Scepticism. Dreams: Historical Imaginings of a Global Culture. Nightmares: Global Culture as Cultural Imperialism. Global Culture: The Sceptical Viewpoint. 4. Deterritorialization: The Cultural Condition of Globalization. . The Concept of Deterritorialization. The Mundane Experience of Deterritorialization. Objections to Deterritorialization. Deterritorialization at the a Marginsa . Hybridization. 5. Mediated Communication and Cultural Experience. . Mediation and Connectivity. Mediated Proximity 1: Intimacy Redefined. Mediated Proximity 2: Televisual Involvement and the Closing of Moral Distance. 6. The Possibility of Cosmopolitanism. Cosmopolitanism: Idea, Ideology, Ideal. Cosmopolitans Without a Cosmopolis. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
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"It is not simply the theoretical balance and clarity of writing that makes Globalization and Culture a worthy introductory text. It is also in the way that the book manages to anchor key issues such as deterritorialization in specific case examples and practical illustrations ... [It] is a sophisticated, balanced, and highly readable book, further marking Tomlinson as a persuasive critical voice in the burgeoning globalization debate." Scope "It is often argued that culture has been a neglected aspect of globalization. John Tomlinson provides us at last with a book which systematically explores the centrality of culture to debates on globalization. He does so with a refreshing clarity in a text which is to be commended for its coherence and accessibility." Mike Featherstone, Nottingham Trent University "It is frequently maintained that discussions of globalization have been marginalized within culture studies. John Tomlinsona s book, Globalization and Culture, contributes to new work that attempts to address this issue and brings a cultural studies approach to the the concept of globalization." The Yeara s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory
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About John Tomlinson

John Tomlinson is Professor of Cultural Sociology and Director of the Centre for Research in International Communication and Culture, Nottingham Trent University.
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