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Globalization and Culture

Edited by Manfred B. Steger, Professor of Political Science, University of Hawai'i-Manoa, US and Professor of Global Studies, Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University, Australia
Globalization has been the subject of fierce academic and public debates over the past two decades, but the focus has tended to revolve around ‘objective’ aspects linked to economics and technology. This authoritative two-volume set, edited by a leading academic in the field, brings together important papers which cover the equally crucial ‘subjective’ dimensions with particular emphasis on the production and dispersion of cultural meanings, identities and practices. Along with an original introduction, this research collection will be of use to anyone with an interest in the subject of globalization and culture.
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Globalization has been the subject of fierce academic and public debates over the past two decades, but the focus has tended to revolve around ‘objective’ aspects linked to economics and technology. This authoritative two-volume set, edited by a leading academic in the field, brings together important papers which cover the equally crucial ‘subjective’ dimensions with particular emphasis on the production and dispersion of cultural meanings, identities and practices. Along with an original introduction, this research collection will be of use to anyone with an interest in the subject of globalization and culture.
61 articles, dating from 1985 to 2010
Contributors include: I. Cook, J. Elias, S. Feld, S. Huntington, P. Marcuse, R. Robertson, M. Shapiro, A. Smith, B. Turner, A. Wernick
Contents:

Volume I

Acknowledgements

Introduction Manfred B. Steger

PART I CULTURE AS A DIMENSION OF GLOBALIZATION
1. Roland Robertson and Frank Lechner (1985), ‘Modernization, Globalization and the Problem of Culture in World-Systems Theory’
2. Arjun Appadurai (1990), ‘Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy’
3. Imre Szeman (2003), ‘Culture and Globalization, or, The Humanities in Ruins’
4. John Tomlinson (2003), ‘Globalization and Cultural Identity’
5. Daniele Conversi (2010), ‘The Limits of Cultural Globalisation?’

PART II GLOBALIZING COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA NETWORKS
6. Terhi Rantanen (1997), ‘The Globalization of Electronic News in the 19th Century’
7. David Singh Grewal (2003), ‘Network Power and Globalization’
8. William Mazzarella (2004), ‘Culture, Globalization, Mediation’
9. Jeffrey S. Juris (2005), ‘The New Digital Media and Activist Networking within Anti-Corporate Globalization Movements’
10. Alexander R. Galloway (2005), ‘Global Networks and the Effects on Culture’
11. Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2006), ‘Cyberspace, Globalization and Empire’

PART III THE GLOBAL CULTURE INDUSTRY AND CONSUMPTION
12. Andrew Wernick (1991), ‘Global Promo: The Cultural Triumph of Exchange’
13. Ian Cook and Philip Crang (1996), ‘The World on a Plate: Culinary Culture, Displacement and Geographical Knowledges’
14. Benjamin Lee and Edward LiPuma (2002), ‘Cultures of Circulation: The Imaginations of Modernity’
15. Tim Duvall (2003), ‘The New Feudalism: Globalization, the Market, and the Great Chain of Consumption’
16. Hsiao-hung Chang (2004), ‘Fake Logos, Fake Theory, Fake Globalization’
17. Peter Marcuse (2007), ‘The Production of Regime Culture and Instrumentalized Art in a Globalizing State’
18. Melissa Aronczyk (2008), ‘“Living the Brand”: Nationality, Globality and the Identity Strategies of Nation Branding Consultants’

PART IV HOMOGENIZATION, HYBRIDIZATION AND THE RESISTANCE OF NATIONAL AND LOCAL CULTURES
19. Anthony D. Smith (1990), ‘Towards a Global Culture?’
20. Ulf Hannerz (1990), ‘Cosmopolitans and Locals in World Culture’
21. Benjamin R. Barber (1992), ‘Jihad vs. McWorld’
22. Roland Robertson (1994), ‘Globalisation or Glocalisation?’
23. Jennifer Gidley (2001), ‘Globalization and Its Impact on Youth’
24. Bryan S. Turner (2003), ‘McDonaldization: Linearity and Liquidity in Consumer Cultures’
25. George Ritzer (2003), ‘The Globalization of Nothing’
26. Paul James (2003), ’Arguing for Deep Diversity in a Globalizing Era’
27. Mia Consalvo (2006), ‘Console Video Games and Global Corporations: Creating a Hybrid Culture’
28. Jan Nederveen Pieterse (2009), ‘Globalization as Hybridization’

Volume II

Acknowledgements

An introduction to both volumes by the editor appears in Volume I

PART I GLOBALIZING POPULAR CULTURES
1. Ashish Rajadhyaksha (2003), ‘The “Bollywoodization” of the Indian Cinema: Cultural Nationalism in a Global Arena’
2. Luis Alvarez (2008), ‘Reggae Rhythms in Dignity’s Diaspora: Globalization, Indigenous Identity, and the Circulation of Cultural Struggle’
3. Lane Crothers (2010), ‘The Global Scope of American Movies, Music, and Television’
4. Christopher Malone and George Martinez, Jr. (2010), ‘The Organic Globalizer: The Political Development of Hip-Hop and the Prospects for Global Transformation’

PART II GLOBAL CITIES, MOBILITIES AND URBAN CULTURES
5. Anthony M. Townsend (2001), ‘Network Cities and the Global Structure of the Internet’
6. Mike Douglass (2005–2006), ‘Local City, Capital City or World City? Civil Society, the (Post-) Developmental State and the Globalization of Urban Space in Pacific Asia’
7. Mike Davis (2004), ‘Planet of Slums: Urban Involution and the Informal Proletariat’
8. David Harvey (2008), ‘The Right to the City’
9. Michael J. Shapiro (2010), ‘Hong Kong and Berlin: Alternative Scopic Regimes’
10. Chris Hudson (2010), ‘Delhi: Global Mobilities, Identity, and the Postmodern Consumption of Place’

PART III GLOBAL IMAGINARIES, RELIGIONS AND IDEOLOGIES
11. Samuel P. Huntington (1993), ‘The Clash of Civilizations?’
12. Peter L. Berger (2002), ‘Globalization and Religion’
13. James H. Mittelman (2004), ‘Ideologies and the Globalization Agenda’
14. Joel Robbins (2004), ‘The Globalization of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity’
15. James V. Spickard (2004), ‘Globalization and Religious Organizations: Rethinking the Relationship Between Church, Culture, and Market’
16. Bassam Tibi (2007), ‘The Totalitarianism of Jihadist Islamism and its Challenge to Europe and to Islam’
17. Thomas D. Hall and James V. Fenelon (2008), ‘Indigenous Movements and Globalization: What is Different? What is the Same?’
18. Manfred B. Steger (2009), ‘Globalisation and Social Imaginaries: The Changing Ideological Landscape of the Twenty-First Century’

PART IV ALTERNATIVE IDENTITIES AND SEXUALITIES
19. R.W. Connell (1998), ‘Masculinities and Globalization’
20. Imma Tubella (2004), ‘Television, the Internet, and the Construction of Identity’
21. Toby Miller (2005), ‘A Metrosexual Eye on Queer Guy’
22. Ksenija Vidmar-Horvat (2005), ‘The Globalization of Gender: Ally McBeal in Post-Socialist Slovenia’
23. Nevzat Soguk (2007), ‘Indigenous Peoples and Radical Futures in Global Politics’
24. Dennis Altman (2008), ‘AIDS and the Globalization of Sexuality’
25. Juanita Elias and Christine Beasley (2009), ‘Hegemonic Masculinity and Globalization: “Transnational Business Masculinities” and Beyond’

PART V THE GLOBALIZATION OF LANGUAGES
26. Walter D. Mignolo (1998), ‘Globalization, Civilization Processes, and the Relocation of Languages and Cultures’
27. Philippe Van Parijs (2000), ‘The Ground Floor of the World: On the Socio-economic Consequences of Linguistic Globalization’
28. Barbara Wallraff (2000), ‘What Global Language?’
29. Amitai Etzioni (2008), ‘A Global, Community Building Language?’

PART VI CULTURAL VALUES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
30. Jan Oosthoek and Barry K. Gills (2005), ‘Humanity at the Crossroads: The Globalization of Environmental Crisis’
31. Jim Igoe (2005), ‘Global Indigenism and Spaceship Earth: Convergence, Space, and Re-entry Friction’
32. Maxwell T. Boykoff (2008) ‘The Cultural Politics of Climate Change Discourse in UK Tabloids’