By Helmut K Anheier, Yudhishthir Raj Isar

Studying the connection among globalization and cultures is the center target of this quantity. In it major specialists music cultural developments in all areas of the area, overlaying matters starting from the position of cultural distinction in politics and governance to history conservation, inventive expression, and the cultural industries. The ebook additionally incorporates a facts part that consolidates the lately started out yet nonetheless inchoate paintings of cultural signs.

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Elite cultural networks. , international cultural organizations. D. ; such power needs organizational, institutional infrastructure (media, professionals, knowledge). Diffusion, whereby elements from one ‘culture’ find their way into another. Relativization, whereby cultural elements take shape relative to other elements. Emulation, as the creation of a common cultural arena in which actors can selectively choose from an increasingly global arsenal. Glocalization, whereby universal ideas, patterns values are interpreted differently; refers to the way in which homogenization and heterogenization intertwine.

A myriad of tensions constantly surface with respect to cultural claims and assertions of many different kinds. A new commonplace is to see culture as a ‘security issue’. Yet fact-based and theoretically informed debate about the causes and consequences of such conflicts and tensions in the context of globalization has not become easier, but more difficult. 1 The duality of cultural conflict: path-dependency, worldviews and interests What, then, can be done to ‘deconstruct’ this relationship? qxd 20 2/8/2007 12:36 PM Page 20 ⏐ CONFLICTS AND TENSIONS explanatory models, if only to discard them after having explored their utility.

Warsaw: CIRCLE. A. (1950) Empire and Civilization. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Isar, Y. R. (2006) ‘Cultural diversity’, Theory, Culture and Society, Special Issue on Problematizing Global Knowledge, Vol. 23, Nos. 2–3 March–May 2006. Jameson, F. and Miyoshi, M. (1998) The Cultures of Globalization. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. , Anheier, H. and Glasius, M. (2003) ‘Global Civil Society in an Era of Regressive Globalization’, in M. Kaldor, Helmut, Anheier and Marlies Glasius (eds), Global Civil Society 2003.

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