Globalization and National Identity
By (author) Frank J. Lechner
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Netherlands by Frank J. Lechner
Book DescriptionThe Netherlands is the first concise, authored introduction available on the topic. The Netherlands has been a key entrepot in the world capitalist system for centuries, but because of relatively recent demographic changes, it has become symbolic of the clash of European and Islamic cultures. Perhaps the most secular nation in the world, it now houses a very large Islamic population. That population is the fruit of globalization, and how the Dutch have responded to this broad cultural shift tells us a great deal about the changing nature of national identity in the age of globalization. In particular, Frank Lechner explains how globalization calls forth very particularistic and localist responses. Along with providing a broad overview of the contemporary Netherlands, Lechner will focus on how globalization is generating new discourses, cultures, and state policies. Among other topics, the book will feature chapters on soccer culture, religion (and the lack thereof), the media, the welfare state, multiculturalism, and the Netherlands place in the larger European Union.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415957502
(196mm x 132mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Frank J. Lechner
Globalization Reader, Paperback (December 2014)
Completely revised and updated, the fifth edition of The Globalization Reader charts key topics and recent research in globalization along with the latest complexities and controversies in the field.
Globalization, Hardback (February 2009)
Written in a lively and accessible style, Globalization: The Making of World Society shows how globalization affects everyday experience, creates new institutions, and presents new challenges. With many examples, Lechner describes how the process unfolds in a wide range of fields, from sports and media to law and religion.
World Culture, Paperback (April 2005)» View all books by Frank J. Lechner
* Explores the development, content, and impact of world culture * 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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Author Biography - Frank J. Lechner
Frank Lechner, who is Dutch, is Professor of Sociology at Emory University and co-editor of the bestselling Globalization Reader for Blackwell (among other things).
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