Many Globalizations

Many Globalizations : Cultural Diversity in the Contemporary World

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"Many Globalizations" provides snapshots of cultural dynamics in ten nations around the world: China, Taiwan, India, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, Chile, Turkey, and the US. The book poses the following questions: How will culture respond to the forces of globalization? Will local practices resist the advances in technology and organization that are giving rise to the globalization of production, and if so, how? In comparison to other books on globalization, "Many Globalizations" is distinctive in its non-polemical, empirical approach and its focus on culture, instead of economics and politics.show more

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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 165.1 x 243.8 x 31mm | 707.62g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 6 figures and 2 tables
  • 0195151461
  • 9780195151466

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"Provocative.... Taken together, the trenchant, well-written essays included in this collection provide indisputable evidence that an identifiable global culture is indeed emerging."--World Policy Journal"A fascinating series of accounts, country by country, of how, as the world is thought to be getting ever smaller under the force of globalization, individual cultures are both responding to it and at the same time finding the means to sustain themselves. Nor could there be any better guides to this subject than the co-editors of this volume, Peter Berger and Samuel Huntington, whose insights into the play of culture both in the world and local affairs have been nothing short of germinal."--Midge Decter"Finally a volume that gives the cultural side of globalization the analytic clarity it deserves. This rich collection of studies of local transformations in an era of global change reveal that cultural globalization is far more interesting and diverse than we thought. Highly readable, unfailingly rich in detail and stunning in its insights, Many Globalizations is a landmark in the study of public culture on a global scale."--Mark Juergensmeyer, Director of Global and International Studies at UC Santa Barbara"'Globalization' has been a buzzword of uncertain content, glibly tossed about, but now with this theoretically insightful and data-rich book, the concept becomes a powerful analytical tool for illuminating profound historical processes. Working together, a team of country specialists identify what is unique and what is universal in the clashes of particular cultures with the modernizing forces of globalization."--Lucian Pye, Department of Political Science, MIT "Provocative.... Taken together, the trenchant, well-written essays included in this collection provide indisputable evidence that an identifiable global culture is indeed emerging."--World Policy Journal "A fascinating series of accounts, country by country, of how, as the world is thought to be getting ever smaller under the force of globalization, individual cultures are both responding to it and at the same time finding the means to sustain themselves. Nor could there be any better guides to this subject than the co-editors of this volume, Peter Berger and Samuel Huntington, whose insights into the play of culture both in the world and local affairs have been nothing short of germinal."--Midge Decter "Finally a volume that gives the cultural side of globalization the analytic clarity it deserves. This rich collection of studies of local transformations in an era of global change reveal that cultural globalization is far more interesting and diverse than we thought. Highly readable, unfailingly rich in detail and stunning in its insights, Many Globalizations is a landmark in the study of public culture on a global scale."--Mark Juergensmeyer, Director of Global and International Studies at UC Santa Barbara "'Globalization' has been a buzzword of uncertain content, glibly tossed about, but now with this theoretically insightful and data-rich book, the concept becomes a powerful analytical tool for illuminating profound historical processes. Working together, a team of country specialists identify what is unique and what is universal in the clashes of particular cultures with the modernizing forces of globalization."--Lucian Pye, Department of Political Science, MIT "Provocative.... Taken together, the trenchant, well-written essays included in this collection provide indisputable evidence that an identifiable global culture is indeed emerging."--World Policy Journal "A fascinating series of accounts, country by country, of how, as the world is thought to be getting ever smaller under the force of globalization, individual cultures are both responding to it and at the same time finding the means to sustain themselves. Nor could there be any better guides to this subject than the co-editors of this volume, Peter Berger and Samuel Huntington, whose insights into the play of culture both in the world and local affairs have been nothing short of germinal."--Midge Decter "Finally a volume that gives the cultural side of globalization the analytic clarity it deserves. This rich collection of studies of local transformations in an era of global change reveal that cultural globalization is far more interesting and diverse than we thought. Highly readable, unfailingly rich in detail and stunning in its insights, Many Globalizations is a landmark in the study of public culture on a global scale."--Mark Juergensmeyer, Director of Global and International Studies at UC Santa Barbara "'Globalization' has been a buzzword of uncertain content, glibly tossed about, but now with this theoretically insightful and data-rich book, the concept becomes a powerful analytical tool for illuminating profound historical processes. Working together, a team of country specialists identify what is unique and what is universal in the clashes of particular cultures with the modernizing forces ofglobalization."--Lucian Pye, Department of Political Science, MIT "Provocative.... Taken together, the trenchant, well-written essays included in this collection provide indisputable evidence that an identifiable global culture is indeed emerging."--World Policy Journal"A fascinating series of accounts, country by country, of how, as the world is thought to be getting ever smaller under the force of globalization, individual cultures are both responding to it and at the same time finding the means to sustain themselves. Nor could there be any better guides to thissubject than the co-editors of this volume, Peter Berger and Samuel Huntington, whose insights into the play of culture both in the world and local affairs have been nothing short of germinal."--Midge Decter"Finally a volume that gives the cultural side of globalization the analytic clarity it deserves. This rich collection of studies of local transformations in an era of global change reveal that cultural globalization is far more interesting and diverse than we thought. Highly readable, unfailinglyrich in detail and stunning in its insights, Many Globalizations is a landmark in the study of public culture on a global scale."--Mark Juergensmeyer, Director of Global and International Studies at UC Santa Barbara"'Globalization' has been a buzzword of uncertain content, glibly tossed about, but now with this theoretically insightful and data-rich book, the concept becomes a powerful analytical tool for illuminating profound historical processes. Working together, a team of country specialists identify whatis unique and what is universal in the clashes of particular cultures with the modernizing forces of globalization."--Lucian Pye, Department of Political Science, MITshow more

About Samuel P. Huntington

Peter Berger is University Professor of Sociology and Theology at Boston University, and Director of the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture. Samuel P. Huntington is Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University and Chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies in the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He is the author of The Clash of Civilizations and the Making of World Order and co-editor of Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress.show more

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