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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.

Latin America: Diversity, Invention and Crisis in Cultural Production
Latin America: Diversity, invention and crisis in cultural production
AnibalFord1

Latin America is strongly marked by differences among the regions that compose it, differences in the formation of its societies, historical patterns, and in levels of development. Sophisticated forms of Western culture exist alongside pockets and areas of instability and marginal cultural production. These areas, however, display many different forms of creativity. Despite the recent trend of concentration and convergence of symbolic industries, which results in a loss of cultural autonomy, there is a space that allows Latin American people to communicate their socio–cultural problems and to generate innovative and creative expressions that are based around their own unique identities. The following report strives to give an account ...

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