This second volume, The Cultural Economy, analyzes the dynamic relationship in which culture is part of the process of economic change that in turn changes the conditions of culture. It brings together perspectives from different disciplines to examine such critical issues as: The production of cultural goods and services and the patterns of economic globalization; The relationship between the commodification of the cultural economy and the aesthetic realm; Current and emerging organizational forms for the investment, production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods and services; The complex relations between creators, producers, distributors and consumers of culture.
Chapter 9: Globalization and Crafts in South Asia
Globalization and Crafts in South Asia
In traditional societies, crafts play an important role as means of employment and production; they are also a significant aspect of the creative expression of the community, closely tied to its way of life. While many see globalization as a threat to the craft industry, ...