By David Howes

Items are imbued with meanings and makes use of via their manufacturers. after they are exported, they could act as a method of conversation or domination. even though, there's no be sure that the intentions of the manufacturer could be famous, less revered, by way of the patron from one other tradition. Cross-Cultural intake is an interesting consultant to the cultural implications of the globalization of a client society. The chapters handle subject matters starting from the garments of colonial matters in South Africa and the increase of the hypermarket in Argentina, to the presentation of tradition in overseas vacationer resorts. via their exam of cultural imperialism and cultural appropriation of the illustration of otherness and id, Howes and his members exhibit how the more and more worldwide circulation of products and pictures demanding situations the very thought of the cultural border and creates new areas for cultural invention. Marian Bredin, Concordia college, Constance Classen, Jean Comaroff, collage of Chicago, Mary Crain, collage of Barcelona, Carol Handrickson, Marlboro Colleg

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