1. Culture at Home.
Ideology and Hegemony.
2. Culture and the Global.
Form and Content, Local and Global.
3. Global Youth.
Youth as a Contested Category.
Surveillance and 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.
Conclusion: Opening Windows.
"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) "I would not hesitate to recommend Cultural Globalization as a standard textbook for courses in media and cultural studies dealing with the nature and consequences of globalization. The book brings together complex theories in an accessible and elegant way, and provides a truly global and grounded view of creative processes and political battlefields. There is also strength in the fact that Wise advocates a perspective that accounts for the sedimented nature of all cultural expression."
- Explores concepts of culture, territory and identity in order to give students a new perspective on issues of
- 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.