Cultural identity and global process

Jonathan Friedman

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 transformations, and demonstrates the complex interrelations between globally structured social processes and the organization of identity. Jonathan Friedman also documents the development and significance of a global perspective in an anthropology that illuminates a wide variety of domains from prehistory to world hegemony.In so doing, he interrogates the emergence of the concept of culture and suggests that anthropology itself is best understood within the trajectory of modernity.

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  • Towards a Global Anthropology General Historical and Culturally Specific Properties of Global Systems Civilizational Cycles and the History of Primitivism The Emergence of the Culture Concept in Anthropology Culture, Identity and World Process Culture Logics of the Global System Globalization and Localization History and the Politics of Identity The Political Economy of Elegance Narcissim, Roots and Postmodernity Global System, Globalization and the Parameters of Modernity Order and Disorder in Global Systems

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書名 Cultural identity and global process
著作者等 Friedman, Jonathan
書名別名 Cultural identity & global process
シリーズ名 Theory, culture and society
出版元 Sage Publications
刊行年月 1994
ページ数 viii, 270 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0803986386
NCID BA23886424
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス