Globalization and Cultural Political Economy

  • Nick Stevenson
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


The contemporary debate in respect of the changes taking place in world cultures would have us make a choice between universalism and difference, sameness and plurality and homogeneity and diversity. Often identical examples can be called upon to make a case for either argument. The development of ‘world music’ is a good example. On the one hand, we might argue that the main beneficiaries of the global traffic in music are the large conglomerates who market and sell commodities to customers. Walk into any large record store and you will be able to choose selections of music from English folk to the latest dance tracks by Madonna.


National Culture American Culture Liberal Democracy Modern Culture Global Culture 
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