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Culture and Global Change

Culture and Global Change - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415139175

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ISBN13: 978-0415139175
ISBN10: 0415139171
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 1999
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Culture and Global Change - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415139175

Tracey Skelton and Tim Eds. Allen

ISBN13: 978-0415139175
ISBN10: 0415139171
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

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 which each offer thier own particular take on 'culture' and explore the significance and meaning of cultural issues for different people in different parts of 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.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Culture and global change:an introduction, Tracey Skelton and Tim Allen

Part I:Culture and development; Classic conceptions of culture, Peter Worsley; Globalised culture:the triumph of the West?, John Tomlinson; Culture and development theory, Peter Worsley

Part II:Questioning cultural assumptions; Modernisation versus the environment? Shifting objectives of progress, Alan Thomas:Local knowledges and changing technologies, Gordon Wilson; Understanding health, Murray Last

Part III:Representations and cultural commodification; Finding the right image:British development NGOs and the regulation of imagery, Henrietta Lidchi; Representations of conflict in the Western media:the manufacture of a barbaric periphery, Philippa Atkinson; Sex tourism:the complexities of power, Jan Jindy Pettman; The city and identity:news frames and the representation of London and Londoners in the Evening Standard, Jenny Owen

Part IV:Culture as explanation; Culture as ideology:explanations for the development of the Japanese economic miracle, Roger Goodman; Cultural disease and British industrial decline:Weber in reverse, Mike Hickox; Ethnicity, John Eade and Tim Allen

Part V:Culture and resistance; Local forms of resistance:weapons of the weak, Hazel Johnson; `The people's radio' of Vila Nossa Senhora Aparecida:alternative communication and cultures of resistance in Brazil, Vivian Schelling; The new migrants:`flexible workers' in a global economy, Chris J. Martin

Part VI:Culture and human rights; The West, its Other and human rights, Rolando Gaete; Female circumcision and cultures of sexuality, Melissa Parker; Street lives and family lives in Brazil, Tom Hewitt and Ines Smyth

Part VII:Religion, culture and politics; Religion and political transformation, Jeff Haynes; Religion and development, Parvati Raghuram; Paying the price of femininity:women and the New Hinduism, Dina Abbott

Part VIII:Culture as product:culture as pleasure; Whose game is it anyway? West Indies cricket and post-colonial cultural globalism, Hilary McD. Beckles; Bollywood versus Hollywood:battle of the dream factories, Heather Tyrrell; Mimicking mammon? What future for the post-communist Russian film industry?, Kate Hudson
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