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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.

Cultural Expression in Globalized Conflict: Cause or Victim?
Cultural expression in globalized conflict: Cause or victim?
DraganKlaic

This chapter identifies the major axes of conflicts and tensions within the cultural realm, among cultural operators and policy–makers. It describes the interests and behaviors of various extended constituencies that are implicated or involved in such conflicts and describes how globalization accentuates discord. The primary tension identified is between the commercial interests of the cultural industry and non–commercial artistic creativity. Within the non–commercial culture, another growing friction exists between cultural heritage and contemporary creativity and then within the contemporary artistic field, the tension is rising between the institutionalized and non–institutionalized sectors. The antagonism between Nationalists and Neo–liberals represents another major axis of conflict. Finally, clashes between religious notions of cultural ...

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