Perspectives on Global Cultures (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies)

Perspectives on Global Cultures (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies)

Ramaswami Harindranath

Language: English

Pages: 192

ISBN: 0335205690

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A thorough review of the effect of globalization on the cultures of the developing world

This topical book explores the cultural and social impact of globalization on the developing world, examining intellectual contributions and cultural expression from Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. The connections between national cultural and political projects during anticolonial struggles, including national and transnational cinema and television, are examined. The book also covers contemporary debates on global cultures, including race and difference, postcolonial studies, multiculturalism, and “third cinema.”

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discourses that have raised serious questions regarding how particular forms of authority are secured through the organization of the curriculum at all levels of schooling. (p. 32) THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF DIFFERENCE | In the conservative discourse of the New Right, the politics of racial and cultural difference is represented in authoritarian populist discourse as a threat to the nation, as a marker for racial exclusivity. The complex ramifications of this politics of cultural difference and

of Mexican ‘illegals’ who form part of the workforce in parts of California. One is the world of plenty, in which the collision with a pedestrian awakens in Delaney a self-reflexive concern for the unknown victim, while at the same time anxiety about potential legal consequences keeps him moving after a cursory glance at the rear-view mirror, retreating into his carefully constructed and guarded domestic environment. The other is a desperate form of existence in which Candido’s chances of getting

homogenization, for instance? What constitutes the ‘local’, and what is its role in the process of globalization? In what ways can local and vernacular cultural producers contribute to and interrogate debates on Westernization, global culture, and contemporary forms of capitalist production? Revealing absences That prominent conceptualizations of globalization have tended to ignore or neglect the material and cultural realities of communities outside the dominant ones in the West and elsewhere

an end’ (Shohat and Stam 1994, p. 346). With regard to indigenous communities in particular, as Martin-Barbero (2002) has eloquently asserted, the understanding of such groups united around the world in their conquered and marginalized indigeneity, and their complex cultures can only be understood within an historical dynamic, to which polyvocal and diverse Aboriginal representations as subaltern agency remain critical. Shohat and Stam argue that [s]ome of the paradoxes of the global/local become

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