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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.

Resistance to Cultural Globalization—A Comparative Analysis
Resistance to cultural globalization—A comparative analysis
LauraAdams, MiguelCenteno and CharlesVarner

Resistance to globalization is a complex process that always takes place within a local context where le globalization process is represented by a concrete target of resistance. We examine cases where the state has employed three different frameworks in resisting cultural globalization processes: anti-hegemonic, post-colonial, and diasporic. In Canada, Kazakhstan, and Malaysia respectively, policies are generated in response to a specific threat related to cultural globalization. Specifically we examine policies related to cultural trade, media, language, and religion and explore how states employ these policies within their local framework of resistance.

From the first discussions of contemporary globalization, its documented rise has been accompanied by an almost simultaneous wave of resistance. For ...

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