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Global Forces and Local Life-Worlds

Social Transformations

Ulrike Schuerkens Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
© 2004   256 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd   
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Hardcover ISBN: 9781412900041 £87.00
Ebook ISBN: 9781412933407
Other Titles in: Globalization
How are global forces impacting on local lifestyles? Where does the personal stand in relation to globalization? Global Forces and Local Life-Worlds explores these questions using a mixture of sociological and anthropological analysis and case study methods. Demonstrating the tensions between retaining cultural integrity in the face of the levelling processes associated with modernity, this book: locates the problems of globalization and localization in the appropriate anthropological and sociological dimensions; examines the relationship between culture and identity; and explores the varieties of modernity.

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