Labadi, Sophia (2010) Investing in Cultural Diversity. International Social Science Journal, 61 (199). pp. 5-13. ISSN 0020-8701. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)
The aim of this introduction is to contextualise the multifarious notion of cultural diversity by analysing, firstly, its relations with globalisation as well as the different normative actions undertaken by UNESCO to protect it against the negative impacts of the globalisation processes. This introduction also explains how globalisation can be beneficial for cultural diversity and contribute to new, fluid and deterritorialised phenomena. Finally, fear of cultural diversity, characterised by ethnocentric attitudes that attempt to preserve “authentic identities”, is briefly touched upon, along with the obvious limitations of such stances. The second part of this introduction presents the articles selected for this issue among the background papers commissioned by UNESCO to help to draft the 2009 World Report on cultural diversity. Each article sheds light on particular dimensions of cultural diversity: in combination, they provide a valuable overview of its multiple meanings and contexts.
|Subjects:||C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies|
|Depositing User:||Sophia Labadi|
|Date Deposited:||25 Sep 2012 10:20|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 13:31|
|Resource URI:||https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30933 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|