Cultural Globalization. A User's Guide

  • ID: 2248093
  • Book
  • 186 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Cultural Globalization: A User s Guide is a personal and idiosyncratic journey through theories of culture and globalization. Drawing on diverse research literature from the fields of anthropology, cultural studies, cultural geography, and media studies, J. Macgregor Wise presents a new perspective through which to raise questions about globalization, a perspective framed by the concepts of territory, identity, and culture.

This lively and engaging book draws on a myriad of examples from Asian, European, and North American youth culture and popular music. It is a vivid reminder that global processes are a part of who we are and what we do, and that these same processes carry with them the ethical questions of how to act in the world and how to care for others.

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1. Culture at Home.





Ideology and Hegemony.

2. Culture and the Global.

Non–Local Connections.


Global Flows.

Form and Content, Local and Global.

3. Global Youth.

Youth as a Contested Category.

Constructing Youth.

Surveillance and Youth.

Global Youth.

Core and Periphery.

4. Global Music.

World Music and Cultural Imperialism.

Global Flows of Music.

Forms of Global Music.

5. Territories of Cultural Globalization.

Faye Wong.

Dick Lee.




Conclusion: Opening Windows.



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"MacGregor Wise s meander through music and youth culture offers a vision of a free global sweet shop, in which fashionable kids can pick and mix their identities ... .A comparison of the manner in which the music press elevates certain types of ′world music′ with British colonial approval of the Indian caste system provides ... originality." (Times Literary Supplement, February 2009)
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