Culture and Global Change

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Culture and Global Change

Format:  Paperback,

322 pages

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publish Date: Nov 1999

ISBN-13: 9780415139175

ISBN-10: 0415139171

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Culture and Global Change presents a comprehensive introduction to the cultural aspects of third world development. It contains 25 chapters from leading writers in the field who each explore a particular aspect of 'culture' and the significance and meaning of cultural issues for different people in throughout the contemporary world. With chapters dealing with the importance of 'Third World' cultures but also with changes in Russia, Japan, the USA and the UK, this book considers the relationship between culture and development within a truly global context.

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publish Date: Nov 1999
ISBN-13: 9780415139175
ISBN-10: 0415139171
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 322
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.73
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.82 x 0.89 x 9.58

Chapter outline

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Culture and global change: an introduction
Culture and development
Classic conceptions of culture
Globalised culture: the triumph of the West?
Culture and development theory
Questioning cultural assumptions
Modernisation versus the environment? Shifting objectives of progress
Alan Thomas : Local knowledges and changing technologies
Understanding health
Representations and cultural commodification
Finding the right image: British development NGOs and the regulation of imagery
Representations of conflict in the Western media: the manufacture of a barbaric periphery
Sex tourism: the complexities of power
The city and identity: news frames and the representation of London and Londoners in the Evening Standard
Culture as explanation
Culture as ideology: explanations for the development of the Japanese economic miracle
Cultural disease and British industrial decline
Weber in reverse
Ethnicity
Culture and resistance
Local forms of resistance: weapons of the weak
'The people's radio' of Vila Nossa Senhora Aparecida
Alternative communication and cultures of resistance in
The new migrants: 'flexible workers' in a global economy
Culture and human rights
The West, its Other and human rights
Female circumcision and cultures of sexuality
Street lives and family lives in Brazil
Religion, culture and politics
Religion and political transformation
Religion and development
Paying the price of femininity: women and the New Hinduism
Culture as product: culture as pleasure
Whose game is it anyway? West Indies cricket and post-colonial cultural globalism
Bollywood versus Hollywood: battle of the dream factories
Mimicking mammon? What future for the post-communist Russian film industry?
References
Index

Book description

Culture and Global Changepresents a comprehensive introduction to the cultural aspects of third world development. It contains 25 chapters from leading writers in the field who each explore a particular aspect of 'culture' and the significance and meaning of cultural issues for different people in throughout the contemporary world. With chapters dealing with the importance of 'Third World' cultures but also with changes in Russia, Japan, the USA and the UK, this book considers the relationship between culture and development within a truly global context.

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