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Cultures and Globalization
Conflicts and Tensions

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March 2007 | 664 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"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

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. The Cultures and Globalization Series is designed to fill this void in our knowledge. Analyzing the relationship between globalization and cultures is the aim of the Series.

In each volume, leading experts as well as young scholars will track cultural trends connected to globalization throughout the world, covering issues ranging from the role of cultural difference in politics and governance to the evolution of the cultural economy and the changing patterns of creativity and artistic expression. Each volume will also include an innovative presentation of newly developed 'indicator suites' on cultures and globalization that will be presented in a user-friendly form with a high graphics content to facilitate accessibility and understanding

Like so many phenomena linked to globalization, conflicts over and within the cultural realms crystallize great anxieties and illusions, through misplaced assumptions, inadequate concepts, unwarranted simplifications and instrumental readings. The aim here is to marshal evidence from different disciplines and perspectives about the culture, conflict and globalization relationships in conceptually sensitive ways.
 
APPROACHES AND DEVELOPMENTS
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
 
REGIONAL REALITIES
Francis B. Nyamnjoh
Cultures, conflict, and Globalization
Africa  
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  
 
FAULT LINES: TENSIONS, VALUES AND MIGRATION
Tensions  
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?
Values  
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  
Migration  
Leo F. Estrada
Migration, Security and Culture in the USA
Alejandro Grimson
Migration
the Experience of Argentina  
Diana Wong
Migration, Conflict and Illegitimacy
A Malaysian Case Study  
 
CULTURE AS A TOOL OF CONFLICT PREVENTION AND RESOLUTION
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  
 
INDICATOR SUITES
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

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