Cultural Identity and Global Process / Edition 1

Cultural Identity and Global Process / Edition 1

by Jonathan Friedman, Johnathan Friedman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803986386

ISBN-13: 9780803986381

Pub. Date: 12/09/1994

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This fascinating book explores the interface between global processes, identity formation and the production of culture.

Examining ideas ranging from world systems theory to postmodernism, Jonathan Friedman investigates the relations between the global and the local, to show how cultural fragmentation and modernist homogenization are equally constitutive trends

Overview

This fascinating book explores the interface between global processes, identity formation and the production of culture.

Examining ideas ranging from world systems theory to postmodernism, Jonathan Friedman investigates the relations between the global and the local, to show how cultural fragmentation and modernist homogenization are equally constitutive trends of global reality. With examples taken from a rich variety of theoretical sources, ethnographic accounts of historical eras, the analysis ranges across the cultural formations of ancient Greece, contemporary processes of Hawaiian cultural identification and Congolese beauty cults. Throughout, the author examines the interdependency of world market and local cultural

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803986381
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/09/1994
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series, #31
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Towards a Global Anthropology
General Historical and Culturally Specific Properties of Global Systems
Civilizational Cycles and the History of Primitivism
The Emergence of the Culture Concept in Anthropology
Culture, Identity and World Process
Culture Logics of the Global System
Globalization and Localization
History and the Politics of Identity
The Political Economy of Elegance
Narcissim, Roots and Postmodernity
Global System, Globalization and the Parameters of Modernity
Order and Disorder in Global Systems

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