The Paradox of Authenticity in a Globalized World

  • Editors
  • Russell Cobb

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: The Artifice of Authenticity in the Age of Digital Reproduction

  3. A Matter of Taste: Authenticity and Innovation in Food Culture

  4. Performing the Real: Mediating Authenticity in Music, Television, and Publishing

  5. Stereotypes, Clichés, and the Real Thing: Authenticity in Cultural Contact Zones

  6. Cut, Paste, Authenticate: Literary Studies and the Question of Authenticity

  7. Real Politics: The Cultural Politics of Authenticity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Kathryn Telling
      Pages 233-245
    3. Michael Brandon Lopez
      Pages 247-260
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 277-284

About this book


Authenticity in our globalized world is a paradox. This collection examines how authenticity relates to cultural products, looking closely at how a particular "ethnic" food, or genre of popular music, or indigenous religious belief attains its aura of originality, when all traditional cultural products are invented in a certain time and place.


capital culture Europe European Union (EU) innovation politics television Tradition

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