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Many Globalizations: Cultural Diversity in the Contemporary World

Peter L. Berger and Samuel P. Huntington


Globalization is a far more complex set of phenomena than is suggested by the popular stereotype of American imperialism. The wide range of country studies in this book shows that while a global culture heavily influenced by US values is indeed emerging, it is not US‐directed and that many non‐US cultures are contributing to other subglobalization processes. In particular, globalization is not exclusively secular–materialist in character, with substantial, if underrecognized, inputs from Christian evangelism, both Protestant and Roman Catholic, as well as other religions such as Islam and Budd ... More

Keywords: cultural diversity, culture, evangelism, globalization, religion

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195151466
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004 DOI:10.1093/0195151461.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter L. Berger, editor
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Samuel P. Huntington, editor
Alber J Weatherhead III University Professor

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Peter L. Berger

Part One Globalization and Alternative Modernities

2 Coexistence and Synthesis

Hsin‐Huang Michael Hsiao

Part Two Globalization and Regional Subglobalization

5 Cultural Globalization in Germany

Hansfried Kellner and Hans‐Georg Soeffner

Part Three Globalization on the Periphery

8 Trends Toward Globalization in Chile

Arturo Fontaine Talavera

9 Cultural Globalization in Turkey

Ergun Özbudun and E. Fuat Keyman

Part Four The American Vortex

10 In the Vanguard of Globalization

James Davison Hunter and Joshua Yates

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