This fascinating book explores the interface between global processes, identity formation and the production of culture.
Examining ideas ranging from world systems theory to postmodernism, Jonathan Friedman investigates the relations between the global and the local, to show how cultural fragmentation and modernist homogenization are equally constitutive trends of global reality. With examples taken from a rich variety of theoretical sources, ethnographic accounts of historical eras, the analysis ranges across the cultural formations of ancient Greece, contemporary processes of Hawaiian cultural identification and Congolese beauty cults. Throughout, the author examines the interdependency of world market and local cultural
|Series:||Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society , #31|
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About the Author
Jonathan Friedman is Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Lund. He is co-editor (with Scott Lash) of Modernity and Identity (Blackwell, 1990).
Table of Contents
Towards a Global AnthropologyGeneral Historical and Culturally Specific Properties of Global SystemsCivilizational Cycles and the History of PrimitivismThe Emergence of the Culture Concept in AnthropologyCulture, Identity and World ProcessCulture Logics of the Global SystemGlobalization and LocalizationHistory and the Politics of IdentityThe Political Economy of EleganceNarcissim, Roots and PostmodernityGlobal System, Globalization and the Parameters of ModernityOrder and Disorder in Global Systems