• Summary
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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.

Globalization and Asian Values
Globalization and asian values

Culture has emerged as a question of enormous moment, precisely because the production of cultural difference remains the only means of asserting identity and recovering value in the current stage of globalization. The concept of ‘Asian values’ is one such means of recovery that provides Asian states with ideological machinery for the assimilation of indigenous cultures to the demands of modernity, as well as an alternative intellectual and cultural genealogy for Asian modernity that would allow Asian societies to claim an independent basis for their capitalism.

A Thesis

The project–description for the Cultures and Globalization Series made this observation: The values of different ways of life, its authors noted, ‘have risen to consciousness to become the rallying cry of diverse ...

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