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Undoing culture : globalization, postmoderism and identity

Author: Mike Featherstone
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1995.
Series: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study explores the formation and deformation of the cultural sphere and the effects on culture of globalization. It examines some of the processes that have uncoupled culture from the social, and the erosion of the ideal of the heroic life in the face of consumerism.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Featherstone, Mike.
Undoing culture.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1995
(OCoLC)756462629
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Featherstone
ISBN: 0803976054 9780803976054 0803976062 9780803976061
OCLC Number: 33425547
Description: x, 178 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Globalizing Cultural Complexity --
2. The Autonomization of the Cultural Sphere --
3. Personality, Unity and the Ordered Life --
4. The Heroic Life and Everyday Life --
5. Globalizing the Postmodern --
6. Global and Local Cultures --
7. Localism, Globalism and Cultural Identity --
8. Travel, Migration and Images of Social Life.
Series Title: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Mike Featherstone.
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