Many Globalizations: Cultural Diversity in the Contemporary World

Many Globalizations: Cultural Diversity in the Contemporary World

Peter L. Berger


a lot mentioned yet poorly understood, globalization is right away praised because the solution to the entire world's difficulties and blamed for every little thing from pollutants to poverty. right here Berger and Huntington compile an array of specialists who paint a refined and richly shaded portrait, exhibiting either the ability and the unforeseen outcomes of this nice force.
The stereotypes of globalization--characterized as American imperialism at the one hand, and as an financial panacea at the other--fall aside less than shut scrutiny. Surveying globalization from person international locations of the 5 significant continents, Many Globalizations indicates that an rising international tradition does certainly exist. whereas globalization is American in foundation and content material, the authors indicate that it truly is faraway from a centrally directed strength like vintage imperialism. They study the currents that hold this tradition, from a global category of younger pros to non-governmental agencies, and outline globalization's many adaptations in addition to sub-globalizations that bind areas together.
Analytical, incisive and stimulating, Many Globalizations bargains infrequent perception into probably the primary factor of contemporary instances, person who is altering the West up to the constructing world.
"Provocative.... Taken jointly, the trenchant, well-written essays integrated during this assortment offer undeniable proof that an identifiable international tradition is certainly emerging."--World coverage Journal
"Analytical and penetrating, belongs...on the desks of a person with an abiding curiosity within the forces shaping the world."--Publishers Weekly

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