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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.

Dimensions of Conflict in Globalization and Cultural Practice: A Critical Perspective
Dimensions of conflict in globalization and cultural practice: A critical perspective

Drawing on the latent dimensions of conflict in cultural practice, this essay focuses on those intracultural contexts by which local and regional differences interact with global forces and opportunities within the larger framework of the nation-state. Working through two distinct contexts of the ‘African Indian’ Siddi community one represented by caste-bound agricultural labor and the other privileged through the benefits of global performance, the essay questions the relationships of globalization to ‘capability’, de-syncretization and communalism. Emphasizing the disjunctions between global theoretical discourse and grassroots activism in representing subaltern communities, the essay works towards a critical reading of ‘the capacity to aspire’ by indicating the ...

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