99211 Cultures of Globalisation6cp
This subject calls on students to explore the cultural processes, forms and implications of globalisation. It proceeds from establishing what culture is and what it does in a global context to understanding how questions arising from the meeting of cultures thanks to processes of globalisation have given rise to both important theoretical debates and movements such as Postcolonialism, Southern Theory and Orientalism, as well as manifestations of globalised culture ranging from the notion of a lingua franca and evolving linguistic forms to changing diets in many parts of the world. Students work extensively on case studies to parse the ways that localised cultures, including Indigenous cultures, can be both enriched and threatened by processes of globalisation and reflect on the role of global institutions and organisations in these processes.
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