Transnational Connections: Culture, People, Places

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Art - 201 pages
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This work provides an account of culture in an age of globalization. Ulf Hannerz argues that, in an ever-more interconnected world, national understandings of culture have become insufficient. He explores the implications of boundary-crossings and long-distance cultural flows for established notions of "the local", "community", "nation" and "modernity" Hannerz not only engages with theoretical debates about culture and globalization but raises issues of how we think and live today. His account of the experience of global culture encompasses a shouting match in a New York street about Salman Rushdie, a papal visit to the Maya Indians; kung-fu dancers in Nigeria and Rastafarians in Amsterdam; the nostalgia of foreign correspondents; and the surprising experiences of tourists in a world city or on a Borneo photo safari.

 

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Contents

CONTINUITY
17
THE GLOBAL ECUMENE AS A LANDSCAPE
44
SEVEN ARGUMENTS FOR DIVERSITY
56
OR THE SOCIAL
65
THE WITHERING AWAY OF THE NATION?
81
COSMOPOLITANS AND LOCALS
102
THE CULTURAL ROLE OF WORLD CITIES
127
WINDOWS ON THE WORLD
140
DOUBLY CREOLIZING
150
THE VIEW FROM AFAR
160
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