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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.

Migration: The Experience of Argentina
Migration: The experience of Argentina

The contemporary flows of migration into Argentina are quite different from the transatlantic migrations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, for today's immigrants are from the border countries of Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru. While the Argentine government has read this as a sign of Argentina's entry into the ‘First World’, globalization and the changes introduced by neo-liberalism have led the ensuing social conflicts to be seen and represented as cultural conflicts. Ethnic identities and politics have thus become new players on the political scene. These trends are now at the heart of new debates and definitions of nationality, class and citizenship.

During the 1990s the Argentine government and media regularly announced the entry of a ...

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