World Culture: Origins and Consequences / Edition 1

World Culture: Origins and Consequences / Edition 1

by Frank J. Lechner, John Boli
     
 

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ISBN-10: 063122677X

ISBN-13: 9780631226772

Pub. Date: 06/27/2005

Publisher: Wiley

This book explores the development, content, and impact of world culture. Combining several of the most fruitful theoretical perspectives on world culture, including the world polity approach and globalization theory, the book gives a historical treatment of the development of world culture and assesses the complex impact of world culture on people, organizations,

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This book explores the development, content, and impact of world culture. Combining several of the most fruitful theoretical perspectives on world culture, including the world polity approach and globalization theory, the book 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.

  • Traces world culture back from the mid-19th century to the present day
  • Includes numerous illustrations of key issues and empirical research
  • Written in lively, accessible language for the student and general scholar

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631226772
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/27/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables vi

Acknowledgments vii

List of Abbreviations viii

1 Introduction: The Olympic Games and the Meaning of World Culture 1

2 Analyzing World Culture: Alternative Theories 30

3 Tracing World Culture: A Brief History 60

4 Constructing World Culture: UN Meetings as Global Ritual 81

5 Sustaining World Culture: The Infrastructure of Technology and Organizations 109

6 Differentiating World Culture: National Identity and the Pursuit of Diversity 135

7 Transforming World Culture: The Antiglobalization Movement as Cultural Critique 153

8 Expanding World Culture: Pentecostalism as a Global Movement 173

9 Opposing World Culture: Islamism and the Clash of Civilizations 191

10 Instituting World Culture: The International Criminal Court and Global Governance 215

11 Epilogue: Reflections on World Culture 234

References 241

Index 261

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