Handbook of Culture and Glocalization


Handbook of Culture and Glocalization

9781839109003 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Victor N. Roudometof, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, Ugo Dessì, Department of Religious Studies, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 900 3 Extent: 448 pp
With contributions from top scholars in the field, this cutting-edge Handbook critically examines the effects of glocalisation on various subdisciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Broad and innovative, it uses engaging case studies to provide a fresh take on the different forms of the glocal in contemporary culture.

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With contributions from top scholars in the field, this cutting-edge Handbook critically examines the effects of glocalization on various subdisciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Broad and innovative, it provides a fresh take on the different forms of the glocal in contemporary culture.

Using engaging case studies, humanities scholars examine how glocalization has impacted archaeology, art, literature, philosophy, law and food; social science experts discuss the impact on tourism, religion, urban studies, criminology, education and sports. Forward-thinking, the volume engages with new developments in media and communication, considering how technological innovation, digitisation and the mediatised world affect interrelations in consumer culture. It concludes with an examination of new research frontiers, considering translocality, world science theory, and post-colonialism to expand the field by developing original approaches and suggesting new directions for research.

Featuring practical insights from a wide range of disciplines, this Handbook is invaluable for students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences. It will also benefit policy makers within cultural domains concerned with glocalization.

Critical Acclaim
‘This Handbook is a comprehensive guide to glocalization, in themes (archeology to digital turn), regions (across the world) and theoretically, a valuable resource.’
– Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of California, Santa Barbara, US

‘The Handbook of Culture and Glocalization is a must-read for those interested in the phenomenon of glocalization and cultural adaptation. At the macro level, the volume is important to understand the role of technologies, news production, translocality, and citizenship in modern society. At the micro level, readers will appreciate the significance and meaningfulness of phenomena such as glocal sports, cinema, literature, and art. Taken as a whole, the Handbook is breaking so much new ground that it will become indispensable for both academics and practitioners alike.’
– Jonathan Matusitz, University of Central Florida, US

‘This massive and erudite collection is the first systematic attempt to situate crucial glocalization dynamics within a broader cultural context ranging from media and communication to law, education, sports, and much more. Cutting across academic disciplines and geographic regions, the contributors engage the central cultural themes of our unsettled age in an intellectual tour de force that should not be missed by any serious student of globalization.’
– Manfred B. Steger, University of Hawaii-Manoa, US and Western Sydney University, Australia
Contributors: Barrie Axford, Nico Carpentier, Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao, Vincenzo Cicchelli, Giovanni Ciofalo, Matthew Adam Cobb, Ugo Dessì, Gili S. Drori, Jean-Francois Emmanuel, Giampietro Gobo, Jonathan Ilan, Wonho Jang, Bruce B. Janz, Habibul Haque Khondker, Jia Ling, Fabrizio Maimone, Salvatore Mancuso, Gema Varona Martínez, Sandhya Rao Mehta, Ravit Mizrahi-Shtelman, Bala A. Musa, Sylvie Octobre, Ingyu Oh, Nikos Papastergiadis, Claire Ramsey, Viviane Riegel, Victor Roudometof, Noel B. Salazar, Nowfal Samkari, Franciscu Sedda, Paolo Sigismondi, Joelle Soulard, Simona Stano, Sun Yi

1 Culture and glocalization: an introduction 1
Victor Roudometof and Ugo Dessì
Humanities 27
2 From bronzization to ‘world system’: globalization and glocalization
across the globe (2000 bce–1500 ce) 28
Matthew Adam Cobb
3 Weaving literary narratives: world literature and its glocal moment 45
Sandhya Rao Mehta
4 The universal and the individual, the global and the local: philosophy’s
diverse debts and duties 61
Bruce B. Janz
5 Law and glocalization 76
Salvatore Mancuso
6 Cosmos from the global south: from glocal to decolonial perspectives on art 92
Nikos Papastergiadis
7 Food and glocalization 105
Franciscu Sedda and Simona Stano
Social sciences 122
8 Glocalization and tourism experiences 123
Joelle Soulard and Noel B. Salazar
9 Glocalization and the religious field 138
Ugo Dessì
10 Glocalization, the city and variegated age-friendly urbanism: case
studies of Hong Kong and Taiwan 156
Sun Yi, Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao and Jia Ling
11 Glocalization and crime: not just a question of variable geometry 171
Gema Varona Martinez
12 Glocal education: theories, research and implications 186
Jean-Francois Emmanuel, Claire Ramsey and Nowfal Samkari
13 Glocal sports 200
Habibul Haque Khondker
Communication and media 216
14 Digital glocalization 217
Barrie Axford
15 Glocalizing cultures and organizations: a humanistic, complex and
multiparadigmatic model 235
Fabrizio Maimone
16 From globalization to glocalization: configuring Korean pop culture to
meet glocal demands 256
Ingyu Oh & Wonho Jang
17 The glocalization of films and the cinema industry 272
Bala A. Musa
18 Glocalization and news production 289
Jonathan Ilan
19 Glocalization processes and new centrifugal dynamics in the
international entertainment landscape: the Netflix Case in Italy 305
Paolo Sigismondi and Giovanni Ciofalo
New research frontiers 321
20 Translocality and glocalization: a conceptual exploration 322
Victor Roudometof and Nico Carpentier
21 World society theory and glocalization: culture between
transnationality, structuration, rationalization and actorhood 337
Ravit Mizrahi-Shtelman and Gili S. Drori
22 The challenges of methodology in a glocal world 354
Giampietro Gobo
23 Unpacking youth cosmo-cultures: global pop culture and the example
of its Korean glocalization 371
Vincenzo Cicchelli and Sylvie Octobre
24 Glocalization and the post/decolonial perspectives: a critical dialogue 386
Viviane Riegel

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