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Cultural homogenization is an aspect of cultural globalization ,  listed as one of its main characteristics,  and refers to the reduction in cultural diversity  through the popularization and diffusion of a wide array of cultural symbols—not only physical objects but customs, ideas and values. Cultural homogenization can impact national identity and culture, which would be "eroded by the impact of global cultural industries and multinational media". Some scholars like Arjun Appadurai note that "the central problem of today's global interaction [is] the tension between cultural homogenization and cultural heterogenization". John Tomlinson says, "It is one thing to say that cultural diversity is being destroyed, quite another to lament the fact. Tomlinson argues that globalization leads to homogenization.
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Theories and Practices of Development Katie Willis pdf. Summary: Global economic crisis and the implications of global environmental change have led academics and policy-makers to consider how 'development' in all parts of the world should be achieved.
However, 'development' has always been a contested idea. While often presented as a positive process to improve people's lives, the potential negative dimensions of 'development' on people and environments must also be recognized. Theories and Practices of Development provides a clear and user-friendly introduction to the complex debates around how development has been understood and achieved. The second edition has been fully updated and expanded to reflect global political and economic shifts, as well as new approaches to development.
The rise of China and India is given particular attention, as is the global economic crisis and its implications for development theories and practice. There are new sections on faith-based development, and the development dimensions of climate change, as well as greater engagement with development theories as they are put into practice in the Global North.
The book deals with the evolution of development ideas and policies, focusing on economic, political, social, environmental and spatial dimensions.
It highlights how development cannot be considered as a neutral concept, but is entwined with inequalities in power at local, as well as national and global scales. The use of boxed examples, tables and illustrations helps students understand complex theoretical ideas and also demonstrates how development theories are put into practice in the real world. Each chapter ends with a summary section, discussion topics, suggestions for further reading and website resources.
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Theories and Practices of Development Katie Willis pdf. Summary: Global economic crisis and the implications of global environmental change have led academics and policy-makers to consider how 'development' in all parts of the world should be achieved. However, 'development' has always been a contested idea. While often presented as a positive process to improve people's lives, the potential negative dimensions of 'development' on people and environments must also be recognized. Theories and Practices of Development provides a clear and user-friendly introduction to the complex debates around how development has been understood and achieved. The second edition has been fully updated and expanded to reflect global political and economic shifts, as well as new approaches to development. The rise of China and India is given particular attention, as is the global economic crisis and its implications for development theories and practice.
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Theories and Practices of Development - by Katie Willis
Rather than presenting the Global South as a set of problems, from rapid urbanization to poverty, this book focuses on the diversity of life in the South, and looks at the role the South plays in shaping and responding to current global change. This edition has been fully updated to reflect recent changes in the field and to highlight issues of security, risk and violence; environmental sustainability and climate change; and the impact of ICT on patterns of North— South and South—South exchange. It also challenges students to think about how space is important in both the directions and the outcomes of change in the Global South, emphasizing the inherently spatial nature of political, economic and socio-cultural processes. Students are introduced to the Global South via contemporary debates in development and current research in cultural, economic and political geographies of developing areas.
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