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Cultural Globalization: A User's Guide

ISBN: 978-0-631-23539-2
192 pages
May 2008, ©2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Cultural Globalization: A User
Cultural Globalization: A User’s Guide is a personal and engaging journey through theories of culture and globalization. Drawing on extensive examples and interdisciplinary research, Wise explores concepts of culture, territory and identity in order to give students a new perspective on issues of globalization.
  • Includes numerous examples from Asian, European, and North American youth culture and popular music
  • Draws on interdisciplinary research from the fields of anthropology, cultural studies, cultural geography, and media studies
  • Considers how global processes carry with them the ethical questions of how to act in the world and how to care for others
  • Provides an original and stimulating overview of theories of culture and globalization, encouraging
    students think more broadly about the key issues
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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Culture at Home.

Culture.

Territory.

Identity.

Home.

Ideology and Hegemony.

2. Culture and the Global.

Non-Local Connections.

Globalization.

Global Flows.

Form and Content, Local and Global.

3. Global Youth.

Youth as a Contested Category.

Constructing Youth.

Surveillance and Youth.

Global Youth.

Core and Periphery.

4. Global Music.

World Music and Cultural Imperialism.

Global Flows of Music.

Forms of Global Music.

5. Territories of Cultural Globalization.

Faye Wong.

Dick Lee.

Panlatinidad.

Audiotopias.

Citizenship.

Conclusion: Opening Windows.

References.

Index

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J. Macgregor Wise spent his childhood in South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He is currently Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Arizona State University and is author of a number of books and journal articles, including Exploring Technology and Social Space (1997), co-author (with Jennifer Daryl Slack) of Culture and Technology: A Primer (2005), and co-author (with Lawrence Grossberg, Ellen Wartella, and D. Charles Whitney) of the second edition of MediaMaking: Mass Media in a Popular Culture (2006).
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  • Explores concepts of culture, territory and identity in order to give students a new perspective on issues of
    globalization



  • Includes numerous examples from Asian, European, and North American youth culture and popular music



  • Draws on interdisciplinary research from the fields of anthropology, cultural studies, cultural geography,
    and media studies



  • Considers how global processes carry with them the ethical questions of how to act in the world and how
    to care for others



  • Provides an original and stimulating overview of theories of culture and globalization, encouraging
    students think more broadly about the key issues.
See More
"MacGregor Wise’s meander through music and youth culture offers a vision of a free global sweet shop, in which fashionable kids can pick and mix their identities ... .A comparison of the manner in which the music press elevates certain types of 'world music' with British colonial approval of the Indian caste system provides ... originality." (Times Literary Supplement, February 2009)

“Greg Wise's new book is an achievement in globalization "writ small," allowing us to feel and assess things that move between and across borders, hybrid things, things whose in-betweenness poses to us personal but necessary dilemmas. Finally, the subject of cultural globalization receives a delicate affective treatment.”
John Nguyet Erni, Professor of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

“With rigour and elegance, Wise deftly captures the movement of culture through the world. Cultural Globalization is rich in detailed cases, from a wide variety of places and cultural genres. The author's engaging, accessible analytic voice make this both a perfect course text and an important contribution to debates on globalization.”
Will Straw, Professor of Art and Communication Studies, McGill University

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