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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.

Regional Realities in the Arab World
Regional realities in the Arab world
Ahmad S.Moussalli

There are three different attitudes toward globalization among the Arab in intelligentsia. There are those who the highest stage of imperialism and a cultural invasion threatening to undermine distinctive cultural personality and destroy heritage, authenticity beliefs and national identity. The second group of Arab thinkers, secularist by inclination, welcomes globalization. A third group seeks an appropriate form of globalization that is compatible with the national and cultural interests of the people. All three groups agree that globalization is equivalent to Americanization, and they view it as a tool for disseminating American culture as a model for the whole world. Islamists express the greatest suspicion of this development and instead seek to promote an ...

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