Globalization has challenged concepts such as local culture and cultural autonomy. And the rampant commodification of cultural products has challenged the way we define culture itself. Have these developments transformed the relationship between culture and autonomy? Have traditional notions of cultural autonomy been recast? This book showcases the work of scholars who employ a broad definition of culture to trace how issues of cultural autonomy have played out in various arenas, including literary criticism, indigenous societies, the Slow Food movement, and skateboarding culture. Although they focus on the marginalized issue of autonomy, they reveal that globalization has both limited as well as created new forms of cultural autonomy.
About the authors
Petra Rethmann is assistant professor of anthropology at McMaster University. Her work has been published in American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropologica, and The Anthropology of East-Europe Review.
Imre Szeman is Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies and Professor of English, Film Studies and Sociology at the University of Alberta.
William D. Coleman is CIGI Chair in Globalization and Public Policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo.
Other titles by Petra Rethmann
Other titles by Imre Szeman
Other titles by William D. Coleman
The State, Business, and Industrial Chan
Two Mediterranean Worlds
Diverging Paths of Globalization and Autonomy
Property, Territory, Globalization
Struggles over Autonomy
Indigenous Peoples and Autonomy
Insights for a Global Age
Political Community, Power, and Authority in a Global Era
Empires and Autonomy
Moments in the History of Globalization
Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Global Contexts
Institutions and Autonomy in a Changing World