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Cultural Citizenship and the Challenges of Globalization (Ommundsen, Leach, Vandenberg)

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Title: Cultural Citizenship and the Challenges of Globalization
Editor(s): Wenche Ommundsen, Michael Leach and Andrew Vandenberg
Publish Date: June 2010
Pages: 316
Format: Cloth
Citizenship, culture and globalization, as recent history demonstrates, can be an explosive mix, with the capacity to unsettle not only traditional modes of belonging, but also established ways of thinking about being and belonging. Destabilizing boundaries between culture and state, self and other, sameness and difference, cultural citizenship in the global era brings out tensions between individual and group rights, between human and cultural rights, between principles of universalism and respect for cultural difference, and between the authority of the state, the rule of international law, and the seemingly lawless operations of transnational capital.

From a range of disciplinary perspectives, the essays in this book engage with the challenges posed by globalization to notions of civic, social and cultural belonging, with the transformative nature of global forces, and with the tensions and contradictions that arise out of the simultaneous pull of cultural homogenization and push for cultural differentiation.

Contents: Introduction, Wenche Ommundsen, Michael Leach, and Andrew Vandenberg. POLITICAL THEORIES OF CULTURAL CITIZENSHIP. Rights, Recognition and Relativism, Bryan S. Turner. Cultural Citizenship: A World Historical Perspective, Gregory Melleuish. Civil Solidarity and Social Struggles, Craig Browne. Cultural Identities and Civil Society—Negotiating Cultural Loyalties and Civic Responsibilities, Irmline Veit-Brause. September 11, 2001 and Cultural Equality, Baogang He. CITIZENSHIP AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCE. Citizenship, Culture and the Nation-State: A European Perspective, Máiréad Nic Craith. Civic Crusaders and Civil Peace, Denise Meredyth. Citizenship, “Culturalisms” and Civic Pluralism: Comparing New Zealand and Australia, David Pearson. Multiculturalism and Cultural Citizenship: Exploring the Contradictions, Inta Allegritti. In Ren Jia Country: Negotiating Cultural Belonging in Diaspora, Wenche Ommundsen. IDENTITY AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATION. Cultural Studies and Cultural Citizenship: Global Capital and the Big Shot’s Funeral, David Leiwei Li. Against Euro-Cultural Hegemony: Black Americans, Afrocentricity, and Globalization, Tunde Adeleke. Advertising Montage: The Production of Corporate Myth, Stephen Papson and Robert Goldman. Productive Crisis: Cultural Citizenship in Social Theory, Wenche Ommundsen. Author Index. Subject Index.

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