By Ulrich Beck
This quantity explores the phenomenon of Americanization and its all over the world influence, and the cultural results of globalization. Following an introductory assessment, 3 chapters care for theoretical views on cosmopolitanism, Americanization, globalization, tradition, modernity and immediacy. Case stories stick to on France, Japan and China, and there are six chapters on transnational tactics as they have an effect on tradition and society. An epilogue displays on definitions of Americanization and anti-Americanism, and their effects for the world.
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