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Globalization and Culture: Global Melange

3.26  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Is there cultural life after the clash of civilizations and global McDonaldization? Internationally award-winning author Jan Nederveen Pieterse argues that what is taking place is the formation of a global m lange, a culture of hybridization. From this perspective on globalization, conflict may be mitigated and identity preserved if transformed. The book offers a ...more
Paperback, 149 pages
Published August 4th 2003 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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janet
Nov 13, 2015 janet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It is poorly written, but the ideas presented are crucial in making the theorization of globalization less Western-centric which is really important.
Ricardo
Apr 05, 2012 Ricardo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a lucid and engaging discussion of cultural hybridization in the context of globalization. Pieterse takes the long view, insisting that globalization has a deep history. It is not a phenomenon of just the last few decades. Likewise, the sort of cultural mélange that we think of as characteristic of globalization is nothing new. Hybridity happens, and its been happening, for a long time, as cultures have come into contact through a variety of ways, some peaceful and some not. In fact, ...more
Anna
Oct 28, 2010 Anna rated it it was ok
This book has an interesting concept; it's a shame it's such a snoozefest while also being a bit overly-romantic about the possibilities of a "hybrid" theory of globalization.
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Read while in Oaxaca. Very thought provoking. The title pretty much captures what its about.
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