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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.

Performance, Globalization and Conflict Promotion/Resolution: Experiences from Sri Lanka
Performance, globalization and conflict promotion/resolution: Experiences from Sri Lanka

This chapter examines performance projects as they relate to globalization and conflict resolution in Sri Lanka. It explores the history of the conflict and relates how competing nationalisms have used cultural programmes to maintain or undermine certain configurations of the Sri Lankan state. Although the conflict left many areas of the island isolated, the 2002 ceasefire has increased the impact of globalization. Three theatre projects are explored to illustrate how cultural events have been used as part of conflict resolution programmes. One is a traditional performance project in the eastern war-affected area, one a cross-community arts organization and one an activist theatre group from the north of the ...

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