World Culture: Origins and Consequences / Edition 1

World Culture: Origins and Consequences / Edition 1

by Frank J. Lechner, John Boli
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631226761

ISBN-13: 9780631226765

Pub. Date: 06/27/2005

Publisher: Wiley

This book explores the development, content, and impact of world culture. Combining two of the most fruitful theoretical perspectives on world culture – the world polity approach and globalization theory – the book traces the development of world culture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. It includes extensive illustrations of key issues…  See more details below

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This book explores the development, content, and impact of world culture. Combining two of the most fruitful theoretical perspectives on world culture – the world polity approach and globalization theory – the book traces the development of world culture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. It includes extensive illustrations of key issues and empirical research, gives a historical treatment of the development of world culture, and assesses the complex impact of world culture on people, organizations, and societies.

This is a provocative, synthetic, and grounded interpretation of world culture that is essential for any student or scholar of globalization and world affairs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631226765
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/27/2005
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : the Olympic Games and the meaning of world culture1
2Analyzing world culture : alternative theories30
3Tracing world culture : a brief history60
4Constructing world culture : UN meetings as global ritual81
5Sustaining world culture : the infrastructure of technology and organizations109
6Differentiating world culture : national identity and the pursuit of diversity135
7Transforming world culture : the antiglobalization movement as cultural critique153
8Expanding world culture : Pentecostalism as a global movement173
9Opposing world culture : Islamism and the clash of civilizations191
10Instituting world culture : the international criminal court and global governance215
11Epilogue : reflections on world culture234

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