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Scripts and Writing Systems

  • By: Helmut K. Anheier
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

In a time of increased transnational and transcultural communication, common scripts and standardized writing systems are essential features of global interaction. Yet this necessary standardization can be problematic. Writing systems are both functional, in that they provide a ...

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