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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.

The Pedagogy of Drums: Culture Mediating Conflict in the Slums of Brazil
The pedagogy of drums: Culture mediating conflict in the slums of Brazil
SilviaRamos

Poor black young people in the slums and peripheries of Brazil's cities are either protagonists or victims of the violence that claims at lease 50,000 victims each year. Often, the poverty that is the root cause of this violence is compounded by police violence and corruption. In the 1990s, a number of artistic and cultural initiatives to combat these scourges began to be led by young people from the conflict zones. The ‘Youth and Peace Project’, initiated by the Afro Reggae Cultural Group in Rio de Janeiro together with the police, is a case in point: an example of how ‘new mediators’ ...

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