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Cultural Imperialism

A Critical Introduction

Cultural imperialism is treated as the central critical concept in a number of related disourses: the debate about 'Media Imperialism'; the discourse of national cultural identity; the critique of multinational capitalism and the critique of cultural modernity. Analysis of these various discourses reveals major problems in the way in which the idea of cultural — as distinect from economic or political — imperialism is forrmulated. Cultural Imperialism deals with issues ranging from the ideological effects of imported cultural products, to the process of cultural homogenization, to the nature of cultural autonomy. The author suggests that the critical discourses of cultural imperialism are bext understood, not in terms of natural cultures, but as protests against the rise of global cultural modernity.

About the Author

John Tomlinson completed a Ph.D. on critial theory at the University of Bradford in 1985. Since then he has taught social theory and cultural studies at Nottingham and Bristol Polytechnics. His published works are in the areas of critical and social theory. He is presently Principal Lecturer in Social and Cultural Theory at Nottingham Polytechnic.

Reviews

"Tomlinson's study is very useful because it attempts to make some overall sense of the issue of cultural imperialism and how it has been defined and studied . . . Engagingly written and intellectually sophisticated."—Fred Fejes, Journal of Communication

"John Tomlinson set out to challenge many of the hidden and not-so-hidden assumptions in talk about cultural imperialism, and by the finish he has completely reshaped the debate . . . Tomlinson has done all of us a great service."—K. Anthony Appiah, Voice Literary Supplement

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