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Understanding Cultural Globalization is a comprehensive and highly accessible introduction to the critical debates surrounding cultural globalization.

Paul Hopper leads the reader through the varied issues associated with globalization and culture, including deterritorialization, cosmopolitanism, cultural hybridization and homogenization, as well as claims that aspects of globalization are provoking cultural resistance. In exploring the cultural dynamics of globalization, the book investigates the interrelationship between globalization and culture, seeking in the process to problematize both concepts.

Completely up to date and drawing on a rich range of empirical and theoretical examples, Understanding Cultural Globalization will be key reading for all students of culture, medial and globalization.

About the Author:
Paulhopper is Senior Lecturer in the School of Historical and Critical Studies at the University of Brighton

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Editorial Reviews

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"Immensely well suited to undergraduate readership inBritain."
Sociological Review

"Hopper provides an accessible and informed introduction tocultural globalization and the critical debates surroundingit."
European Journal of Communication

"Hopper’s book should be required reading for anyone wishingto see globalization’s “big picture”. While manybooks have been written about globalization, almost all of themgive culture short shrift and focus on more easily quantifiablematters such as economics and demographics. UnderstandingCultural Globalization fills a most important gap in theliterature on globalization. It will provide readers with asophisticated and nuanced view of the complex phenomena thatunderlie globalization."
Steve Jones, University of Illinois

"Paul Hopper proposes a differentiating and interdisciplinaryapproach to understanding cultural globalization. This book is anaccessible, informative, clear and student-friendly introduction tothe breadth of literature and a range of different debates andtopics in cultural globalization studies."
Luke Martell, University of Sussex

"Paul Hopper’s book is to be welcomed. It offers studentsa valuable, balanced introduction and a clear pathway through theoften complexly overlapping arguments and perspectives covered bythe idea of cultural globalization."
John Tomlinson, Nottingham Trent University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745635576
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/25/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Hopper is Reader in the School of Historical and Critical Studies at the University of Brighton.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     vi
Introduction: Approaching Cultural Globalization     1
The Histories of Cultural Globalization     13
Travelling Cultures     37
Global Communication, Media and Technology     60
Globalization and Global Culture     87
Globalization and National Culture     111
Globalization and Cultural Conflict     135
Globalization and Cosmopolitanism     157
Conclusion: Cultural Globalizations     180
Notes     191
References and Bibliography     197
Index     223
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