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By Gordon Mathews

ISBN-10: 0415206154

ISBN-13: 9780415206150

ISBN-10: 0415206162

ISBN-13: 9780415206167

most folk nonetheless reflect on themselves as belonging to a specific tradition. but this present day, many folks who stay in prosperous societies opt for points of our lives from an international cultural grocery store, no matter if when it comes to nutrition, the humanities or religious ideals. So if roots have gotten easily yet another patron selection, will we nonetheless declare to own a primary cultural identity?
Global Culture/Individual Identity specializes in 3 teams for whom the strain among a selected nationwide tradition and the worldwide cultural grocery store is principally acute: eastern artists, American non secular seekers and Hong Kong intellectuals after the handover to China. those ethnographic case reviews shape the foundation for a idea of tradition which we will all see mirrored in our personal lives.
Gordon Mathews opens up the complicated and debated subject matters of globalization, tradition and id in a transparent and vigorous style.

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