The Cultures of Globalization / Edition 1

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A pervasive force, globalization has come to represent the export and import of culture, the speed and intensity of which has increased to unprecedented levels in recent years. Here an international panel of intellectuals consider the process of globalization and how the global character of technology, communication networks, consumer culture, intellectual discourse, the arts, and mass entertainment have all been affected by recent worldwide trends. Photos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822321699
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Series: Post-Contemporary Interventions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 393
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Fredric Jameson is Professor and Chair of the Literature Program at Duke University. He is the author of numerous books, including Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, published by Duke University Press. Masao Miyoshi is Professor of Japanese, English, and Comparative Literature at the University of California at San Diego. He is the coeditor of Japan and the World and Postmodernism and Japan, both published by Duke University Press.

At the time of his death in 2009, Masao Miyoshi was Professor of Japanese, English, and Comparative Literature at the University of California at San Diego. He is the coeditor of Japan and the World and Postmodernism and Japan, both published by Duke University Press.

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Table of Contents

I Globalization and Philosophy
Beyond Eurocentrism: The World-System and the Limits of Modernity 3
Globalization, Civilization Processes, and the Relocation of Languages and Cultures 32
Notes on Globalization as a Philosophical Issue 54
II Alternative Localities
Global Fragments: A Second Latinamericanism 81
Toward a Regional Imaginary in Africa 103
Negotiating African Culture: Toward a Decolonization of the Fetish 125
The End of Free States: On Transnationalization of Culture 146
Is There an Alternative to (Capitalist) Globalization? The Debate about Modernity in China 164
III Culture and the Nation
Globalization and Culture: Navigating the Void 191
Nations and Literatures in the Age of Globalization 218
Media in a Capitalist Culture 230
"Globalization," Culture, and the University 247
IV Consumerism and Ideology
Dollarization, Fragmentation, and God 273
Social Movements and Global Capitalism 291
"Environmental Justice" (Local and Global) 312
What's Green and Makes the Environment Go Round? 327
Free Trade and Free Market: Pretense and Practice 356
In Place of a Conclusion 371
Index 385
Contributors 391
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