Cultures and Globalization: Cultural Expression, Creativity by Helmut K Anheier, Yudhishthir Raj Isar

By Helmut K Anheier, Yudhishthir Raj Isar

Quantity three of the Cultures & Globalization sequence, Creativity and thoughts, explores the interactions among globalization and the types of cultural expression which are their simple source. Bringing jointly over 25 high-profile authors from all over the world, this quantity addresses such questions as: What affects does globalization have on cultural creativity and innovation? How is the evolving global ‘map’ of creativity concerning the drivers and styles of globalization? What are the relationships among artistic acts, clusters, genres or associations and cultural variety?

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The Culture and Globalization Series, 1. London: SAGE. Barber, B. (1995) Jihad vs. McWorld. New York: Times books. S. and Dugiud, P. B. ), Innovation Driving Product, Process and Market Change. San Francisco, CA: MIT Sloan Management Review. Burt, R. (2005) Brokerage and Closure: An Introduction to Social Capital. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. Clifford, J. (1998) ‘Mixed feelings’, in P. Cheah and B. Robbins (eds), Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling Beyond the Nation. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

The historic migration of peoples has created an awareness of art as being transient, informed by memory, captured by stories, crafted by improvisation and retold in limitless variation of forms. While there is a distinctive connectedness between culture and social life in Africa, individual creative genius also drives the artistic 11 process. The author looks at the ways the practices involved are imagined, lived and retained and linked to globalization, taking examples drawn from stone sculpture, township jazz, Ghanaian highlife, Afro-beat, Zimbabwean mbira, marimba, books and literature, stories and story-telling, youth poetry and Nigerian film.

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