By Tracey Skelton; Tim Allen
Tradition and international swap : an advent / Tracey Skelton and Tim Allen -- vintage conceptions of tradition / Peter Worsley -- Globalised tradition : the triumph of the West? / John Tomlinson -- tradition and improvement concept / Peter Worsley -- Modernisation as opposed to the surroundings? transferring pursuits of development / Alan Thomas -- neighborhood knowledges and altering applied sciences / Gordon Wilson -- realizing well-being / Murray final -- discovering the suitable snapshot : British improvement NGOs and the law of images / Henrietta Lidchi -- Representations of clash within the Western media : the manufacture of a barbaric outer edge / Philippa Atkinson -- intercourse tourism : the complexities of energy / Jan Jindy Pettman -- the town and identification : information frames and the illustration of London and Londoners within the night regular / Jenny Owen -- tradition as ideology : motives for the improvement of the japanese monetary miracle / Roger Goodman -- Cultural disorder and British commercial decline : Weber in opposite / Mike Hickox -- Ethnicity / John Eade and Tim Allen -- neighborhood sorts of resistance : guns of the susceptible / Hazel Johnson -- 'The people's radio' of Vila Nossa Senhora Aparecida : substitute conversation and cultures of resistance in Brazil / Vivian Schelling -- the recent migrants : 'flexible staff' in a world economic system / Chris J. Martin -- The West, its different and human rights / Rolando Gaete -- girl circumcision and cultures of sexuality / Melissa Parker -- road lives and kin lives in Brazil / Tom Hewitt and Ines Smyth -- faith and political transformation / Jeff Haynes -- faith and improvement / Parvati Raghuram -- Paying the cost of femininity : ladies and the hot Hinduism / Dina Abbott -- Whose video game is it besides? West Indies cricket and post-colonial cultural globalism / Hilary McD. Beckles -- Bollywood as opposed to Hollywood : conflict of the dream factories / Heather Tyrrell -- Mimicking Mammon? What destiny for the post-communist Russian movie undefined? / Kate Hudson
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Ownership and control, Williams shows, are sometimes used primarily because they constitute what one media mogul called a ‘licence to print money’. But they can also be used because they make possible the ideological indoctrination of the masses (or both may be the case) (Williams 1962). At other times, Williams uses the term ‘cultural materialism’ to describe the production of culture as distinct from the mere ownership of the means by which it is produced. In particular he was interested in the study of ‘mediation’: the place of producers of culture (writers, editors, film-makers); their relationship to those who employ them; and the degree of ‘relative autonomy’ they may possess; the content of what they produce including the ideas they communicate about everything in social life, from sex-roles to dress-styles, not just about specifically political issues.
There were also different ways of thinking about time. There were differences between those who taught their students to look at tribal societies as if they were taking ‘photographs’ at a single point in time (because they assumed cultures to be unchanging and stable) and people like archaeologists, who necessarily had to deal with the evidence of change. Archaeologists identified change in technologically simple societies such as the ‘Anasazi’ at Mesa Verde, Colorado, who had lived there for centuries and then suddenly disappeared in a couple of generations.
Groups with customs very different from those of the majority or of other minorities might live together in ‘ghettos’ within a city and follow ‘ways of life’ with their own rules. Conceptualisations of ethnic minority cultures were taken a great deal further in the work of the Chicago School of urban sociology in the 1920s and 1930s, and of a whole succession of schools now generally lumped together as ‘deviancy theory’. Social coherence, for these writers, now lay at the level of the sub-culture rather than at the societal level.
Culture and global change by Tracey Skelton; Tim Allen