Many Globalizations: Cultural Diversity in the Contemporary World / Edition 1

Many Globalizations: Cultural Diversity in the Contemporary World / Edition 1

by Peter L. Berger, Samuel P. Huntington
     
 

Much discussed but poorly understood, globalization is at once praised as the answer to all the world's problems and blamed for everything from pollution to poverty. Here Berger and Huntington bring together an array of experts who paint a subtle and richly shaded portrait, showing both the power and the unexpected consequences of this great force.
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Much discussed but poorly understood, globalization is at once praised as the answer to all the world's problems and blamed for everything from pollution to poverty. Here Berger and Huntington bring together an array of experts who paint a subtle and richly shaded portrait, showing both the power and the unexpected consequences of this great force.
The stereotypes of globalization—characterized as American imperialism on the one hand, and as an economic panacea on the other—fall apart under close scrutiny. Surveying globalization from individual countries of the five major continents, Many Globalizations shows that an emerging global culture does indeed exist. While globalization is American in origin and content, the authors point out that it is far from a centrally directed force like classic imperialism. They examine the currents that carry this culture, from a worldwide class of young professionals to non-governmental organizations, and define globalization's many variations as well as sub-globalizations that bind regions together.
Analytical, incisive and stimulating, Many Globalizations offers rare insight into perhaps the central issue of modern times, one that is changing the West as much as the developing world.
"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
"Analytical and penetrating, belongs...on the desks of anyone with an abiding interest in the forces shaping the world."—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195168822
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/13/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
831,642
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Cultural Dynamics of Globalization1
Pt. 1Globalization and Alternative Modernities17
1Managed Globalization: State Power and Cultural Transition in China19
2Coexistence and Synthesis: Cultural Globalization and Localization in Contemporary Taiwan48
3Aspects of Globalization in Contemporary Japan68
4"A Tryst with Destiny": The Indian Case of Cultural Globalization89
Pt. 2Globalization and Regional Subglobalization117
5Cultural Globalization in Germany119
6Rival Temptations and Passive Resistance: Cultural Globalization in Hungary146
Pt. 3Globalization on the Periphery183
7Globalization, Culture, and Development: Can South Africa Be More than an Offshoot of the West?185
8Trends toward Globalization in Chile250
9Cultural Globalization in Turkey: Actors, Discourses, Strategies296
Pt. 4The American Vortex321
10In the Vanguard of Globalization: The World of American Globalizers323
Index359

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