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Norris, Pippa
Cosmopolitan communications : cultural diversity in a globalized world / Pippa Norris, Ronald Inglehart
New York : Cambridge University Press, c2009
book jacket
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Subject(s) Communication in politics
Communication -- Political aspects
Communication -- Social aspects
Social change
Social movements
Political participation
Physical Description xv, 429 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Summary Publisher description: "Societies around the world have experienced a flood of information from diverse channels originating beyond local communities and even national borders, transmitted through the rapid expansion of cosmopolitan communications. For more than half a century conventional interpretations, [the authors] argue, have commonly exaggerated the potential threats arising from this process. A series of firewalls protects national cultures. This book develops a new theoretical framework for understanding cosmopolitan communications and uses it to identify the conditions under which global communications are most likely to endanger cultural diversity. The authors examine empirical evidence at both the societal level and the individual level, examining the outlook and beliefs of people in a wide range of societies. The study draw on evidence from the World Values Survey, which covers 90 societies in all major regions worldwide from 1981 to 2007. The conclusion considers the implications of the authors' findings for cultural politics."
Contents Is cultural diversity under threat? -- Theoretical framework -- Markets -- Poverty -- Classifying societies -- Citizens: nation and cosmopolitan identities -- Consumers: economic values -- Morality: traditional values, sexuality, gender equality, and religiosity -- Activists: civic engagement -- Cultural convergence over time? -- The implications for cultural policies
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-414) and index
Series Communication, society, and politics
Alternate Author Inglehart, Ronald

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