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Analyzing the relationship between globalization and cultures is the core objective of this volume. In it leading experts track cultural trends in all regions of the world, covering issues ranging from the role of cultural difference in politics and governance to heritage conservation, artistic expression, and the cultural industries. The book also includes a data section that consolidates the recently commenced but still inchoate work of cultural indicators.

Cultures, Conflict and Globalization: Africa
Cultures, conflict and globalization: Africa
Francis B.Nyamnjoh

Globalization and cultural conflict cannot be understood separately from the hierarchies that continue to inform social relations. African encounters, especially with Western colonialism and consumerism, have engineered a complex set of cultural conflicts: between indigenous African cultures and Western cultures; between advocates of cultural autonomy and those who have subscribed in varying degrees to Western cultures; and among different cultural associations, movements or groupings defending, contesting or appropriating inherited hierarchies from colonial classifications of an humanity and creativity Cultural differences be tolerated beyond tokenism, in order for the dynamic nature of culture to be accommodated in principle and practice and for cultural conviviality and interpenetration to be recognized as the natural outcomes of a world ...

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