Title:'The Cultures and Globalization Series: challenges and perspectives'.
A short note:
Cultures are deeply affected by globalization, but in ways that are still inadequately analyzed and understood. The Cultures and Globalization Series is intended to fill this knowledge gap. In each volume, leading experts as well as emerging analysts from all world regions and in a range of disciplines explore the different facets of a particular issue. Each volume prepared in this ecumenical manner also presents quantitative data in novel and easy-to-grasp information graphics formats; the aim is to contribute to the inchoate process of elaborating cultural indicators. The following volumes have been published: Conflicts and Tensions (2007); The Cultural Economy (2008) and Cultural Expression, Creativity and Innovation (2009-10). In preparation: Heritage, Memory, Identity (2011) and Cultural Policy and Governance in a New Metropolitan Age (2012). To succeed these 5 volumes, a web-based knowledge management approach is planned. The project is supported by private foundations in Europe, the USA and Japan; the volumes are published by SAGE Publications, London. The CSCS presentation on 12 January will discuss some of the achievements, shortcomings and methodological challenges of the project, as well as perspectives for the future.