Globalization & Culture: Global Melange

Globalization Culture Global Melange 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 gl

  • Title: Globalization & Culture: Global Melange
  • Author: Jan Nederveen Pieterse
  • ISBN: 9780742528024
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 m lange, a culture of hybridization From this perspective on globalization, conflict may be mitigated and identity preserved if transformed The book offers a comprehenIs 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 m lange, 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 war bred by cultural misunderstanding.

    One thought on “Globalization & Culture: Global Melange”

    1. It is poorly written, but the ideas presented are crucial in making the theorization of globalization less Western-centric which is really important.

    2. Good introduction to the duality of globalization and culture, blending concepts associated with each to help us understand both phenomena as interrelated and from the outside as well as the inside.

    3. This is a lucid and engaging discussion of cultural hybridization in the context of globalization. Pieterse takes the long view, insisting that globalization has a deep history. It is not a phenomenon of just the last few decades. Likewise, the sort of cultural mélange that we think of as characteristic of globalization is nothing new. Hybridity happens, and its been happening, for a long time, as cultures have come into contact through a variety of ways, some peaceful and some not. In fact, hy [...]

    4. This book has an interesting concept; it's a shame it's such a snoozefest while also being a bit overly-romantic about the possibilities of a "hybrid" theory of globalization.

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