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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.

Conflict and the Deliberate Destruction of Cultural Heritage
Conflict and the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage
Dacia ViejoRose

Contemporary conflicts are increasingly imbued with cultural references and claims to particular cultural identities and histories. While cultural differences are not the cause for conflicts, cultural rhetoric is affecting our perceptions of the place of culture in relations between countries. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent, the need for communication and mutual understanding is greater than ever and yet culture is being used as a barrier rather than a facilitator in this process. This has a direct impact on the fate of cultural heritage which becomes a target for destruction and a hostage to fortune. This paper looks at some of the ways in which cultural heritage is targeted, ...

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