Globalization: Social Theory and Global Culture

Voorkant
SAGE, 27 jul. 1992 - 211 pagina's
A stimulating appraisal of a crucial contemporary theme, this comprehensive analysis of globalizaton offers a distinctively cultural perspective on the social theory of the contemporary world.

This perspective considers the world as a whole, going beyond conventional distinctions between the global and the local and between the universal and the particular. Its cultural approach emphasizes the political and economic significance of shifting conceptions of, and forms of participation in, an increasingly compressed world. At the same time the book shows why culture has become a globally contested issue - why, for example, competing conceptions of 'world order' have political and economic consequences.

 

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Inhoudsopgave

Globalization as a Problem
8
The Cultural Turn
32
Mapping the Global Condition
49
WorldSystems Theory Culture and Images
61
Japanese Globality and Japanese Religion
85
The UniversalismParticularism Issue
97
Civilization Civility and the Civilizing Process
115
Globalization Theory and Civilization Analysis
129
Globality Modernity and the Issue of Postmodernity
138
Globalization and the Nostalgic Paradigm
146
The Search for Fundamentals in Global Perspective
164
Concluding Reflections
182
Bibliography
189
Index
205
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Pagina 8 - Globalization as a concept refers both to the compression of the world and the intensification of consciousness of the world as a whole . . . both concrete global interdependence and consciousness of the global whole

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