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Cultures and/of Globalization

Barrie Axford

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ISBN 10: 1443832170 / ISBN 13: 9781443832175
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Title: Cultures and/of Globalization

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: New

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This book explores the ways in which study of culture as the realm of meaning and identity can inform current debates about globalization and thus afford greater understanding of emergent globalities. By drawing on a range of disciplinary and sub-disciplinary expertise from across the social sciences and also promoting areas of cross-disciplinary research, the book contributes to the development of theory on globalization and also provides some significant illustrations of (cultural) globalization in practice through attention to novel empirical sites and issues. These include eminently cultural realms such as music, film and architecture and those that are invested with a strong cultural component, such as migration and education. Contributions emphasise the soft features of globalization and globality and most look to marry theoretical abstraction with everyday aspects of global processes, focusing on those routine and sometimes conscious connections and accommodations that make up daily life in a globalized world. In doing so, the book itself can be seen as a contribution to critical and multidimensional studies of globalization and as engaging in a form of global practice.

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Barrie Axford is Professor of Politics at Oxford Brookes University in the UK. His books include The Global System: Economics, Politics and Culture (Polity, 1996), Politics: An Introduction (Routledge, 1997, 2002, 2012) Unity and Diversity in the New Europe (Peter Lang, 2000), New Media and Politics (with R. Huggins; Sage, 2001) and Theories of Globalization (2012). He researches on globalization, new media and politics. His work has been translated into Persian, Chinese and Croatian.

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