World Culture: Origins and Consequences

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Wiley, Jun 17, 2005 - Political Science - 280 pages
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This book explores the development, content, and impact of world culture. Combining several of the most fruitful theoretical perspectives on world culture, including the world polity approach and globalization theory, the book gives a historical treatment of the development of world culture and assesses the complex impact of world culture on people, organizations, and societies. This is a provocative, synthetic, and grounded interpretation of world culture that is essential for any student or scholar of globalization and world affairs.

  • Traces world culture back from the mid-19th century to the present day
  • Includes numerous illustrations of key issues and empirical research
  • Written in lively, accessible language for the student and general scholar

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Frank J. Lechner is Associate Professor of Sociology at Emory University. He has published numerous papers on global change, fundamentalism, secularization, and sociological theory. He is co-editor, with L. van Vucht-Tijssen and J. Berting, of The Search for Fundamentals (1995).


John Boli is Professor of Sociology at Emory University. He has published extensively on global culture and organizations, education, citizenship, and state power and authority. His books include New Citizens for a New Society (1989) and Constructing World Culture (with George M. Thomas, 1999).


They are the co-editors of The Globalization Reader (2nd edition, Blackwell, 2003).

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