publication . Article . 2008

Why do Cultures Change? The Challenges of Globalization

Suberchicot, Alain;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2008 Journal: Transtext(e)s Transcultures 跨文本跨文化 (issn: 1771-2084, eissn: 2105-2549, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: OpenEdition
This essay explores cultural change in the context of the economic globalization currently underway. It aims at analysing the role that theoretical inventiveness and ethical value play in fashioning broader cultural representation and responsibility, and shall explore issues of cultural disunity and conflict, while assessing the influence that leading intellectuals may have in promoting a finer perception of value worldwide. The role of higher education as an asset in the defence of democracy and individual self-development shall be discussed with a view to evaluating its potential for an altered course of globalization.
free text keywords: Cultural globalization, Social science, Cultural representation, Globalization, Economic globalization, Democracy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Perception, Higher education, business.industry, business, Political economy, Political science
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