Is there cultural life after the "clash of civilizations" and global McDonaldization? Internationally award-winning author Jan Nederveen Pieterse argues that what is taking place is the formation of a global mélange, a culture of hybridization. From this perspective on globalization, conflict may be mitigated and identity preserved if transformed. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of hybridization through a series of 14 conceptual tables embellished by textual analysis laced with tantalizing examples from around the world. This historically deep and geographically wide approach to globalization is just what is needed on the brink of more war bred by cultural misunderstanding.
The first book in the new "Globalization" series edited by Manfred Steger and Terrell Carver, Globalization and Culture sets the tone for short, provocative treatments of hot topics in the expanding universe of globalization studies.
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Jan Nederveen Pieterse is professor of sociology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.Review:
Cultural change is all too frequently either overlooked entirely in discussions of globalization or dismissed with glib and misleading generalities about homogenization or clashing civilizations. Jan Nederveen Pieterse offers a perspective that is more complex, truer to the ever-shifting realities of twenty first-century life, and far more interesting. With this book, he establishes himself as a world-class thinker about the world. (Anderson, Walter Truett)
Critical, creative, and committed, Jan Nederveen Pieterse's Globalization and Culture is a work of highly impressive scholarship and rich imagination. Historically informed and theoretically wide-ranging, this is a reader-friendly 'must-read' for all interested in this immensely topical subject. The author's deep personal engagement with the notion of hybridization makes a substantial contribution to the literature. (Anthony D. King)
The discourse on cultural globalization is one of the best examples of itself: it is confusingly globalized. So we urgently need this enlightened unpacking of globalization by one of the pioneers of the debate—Jan Nederveen Pieterse. (Beck, Ulrich)
Pieterse takes a historically deep approach, developing the perspective of global melange or hybridization of both territorial culture and translocal culture. (Future Survey)
Globalization and Culture launches a succinct attack on the 'anti-hybridity backlash' with a withering critique of its paradigmatic exemplar... (Global Media And Communication)
Globalization and Culture is a significant contribution to a debate that is interdisciplinary, heated, and concerned with contemporary issues. Globalization produces cultural interaction, new permutations, and new differences which Nederveen Pieterse persuasively defends as part of the hybridization thesis. Whether one agrees with him or not (and I do), this book is essential reading for those who want an intelligent and lively guide to the debate about the effects of globalization on culture. (Keith Griffin)
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Descrizione libro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2004. Condizione libro: Fair. Binding is slightly damaged and/or book has some loose pages. No missing pages. Codice libro della libreria GRP70944398
Descrizione libro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0742527492