Globalization and “Minority” Cultures

The Role of “Minor” Cultural Groups in Shaping Our Global Future


Globalization and “Minority” Cultures: The Role of “Minor” Cultural Groups in Shaping Our Global Future is a collective work which brings to the forefront of global studies new perspectives on the relationship between globalization and the experiences of cultural minorities worldwide. These perspectives are crucial to the process of questioning contemporary global values and practices, and contribute to current debates in a variety of fields (politics, education, culture, the economy, etc.) on the causes, consequences and future of globalization. The book develops new theories and practices of transculturality that link different theoretical and cultural spheres (“minor” and “dominant”) in order to formulate new discussions and propositions about appropriate responses to give in defiance of the adverse effects of globalization.

Some chapters are in French.
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Sophie Croisy, Ph.D (2006), University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, teaches American studies. Her research is on representations of trauma in Native American literature. She is the author of Other Cultures of Trauma: Meta-metropolitan Narratives and Identities (2007).
“Globalization and ‘minority’ cultures: introductory comments” Sophie Croisy, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Part I: Reconceptualizing The Role of Minority Cultures in a Global Context
“From anthropophagy to glocalization: a hundred years of postcolonial responses to globalization” Jacques Pothier, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
“Mondialisation, minoritarité et conscience altéritaire” Emir Delic, Sainte-Anne University, Canada
“Reflexive minority action: minority narratives and new European discourses” Tove H. Malloy, European Center for Minority Issues, Flensburg, Germany
Part II: Minority Cultures and “Glocal” Political Resistance: Defining New Models of Identity and Citizenship
“Indigenous peoples and national self-image in Australia and New Zealand” Adrien Rodd, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
“Globalization and resistance: the Tibetan case” Molly Chatalic, University of Western Brittany, France
“Can the Afghan diaspora speak? Diasporic identity in the shadow of human rights” Shirin Gul Sadozai, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan; Hina Anwar Ali, Independent Scholar, Lahore, Pakistan
“Protecting minority population in Europe with European law” Coralie Fiori-Khayat, Novancia Business School and Paris IV-Sorbonne, France
Part III: Minorities’ Economico-Environmental Struggles
“Feudalism and Integration of the Native Peoples of Peru in the worldwide economy” Natividad Ferri Carreres, University of Caen, France
“Re-singing the world. Indigenous pedagogies and global crisis during conflicted times” Makere Stewart-Harawira, University of Alberta, Canada
“‘Idle No More’: Indigenous People’s coordinated reaction to the twin forces of colonialism and neo-colonialism in Canada” Ryan Duplassie, University of Manitoba, Canada
Part IV: Non-Homogeneous Forms of Cultural Development: The Lingustic Paradigm
“Indigenous languages, gender and community organisation in the era of globalization: the case of the Mazatec women of the Naxi-í in Oaxaca, Mexico” Karla Janiré Avilés González—Labex- EFL, Paris 3 and 7—Sorbonne Paris Cité PRESS, France; Angela Ixkic Bastian Duarte—Morelos State Autonomous University (UAEM), Mexico
“Against the ethnicisation of regional territorial minorities: contribution from the Basque experience in France” Thomas Pierre, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Institutions et Organisations Sociales (LAIOS) – Institut Interdisciplinaire d'Anthropologie du Contemporain (IIAC), Paris, France
Part V: Art as Resistance
“Visualizing development with identity: relational aesthetics of indigenous collaborative community art projects” Pauline Oosterhoff, Research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, United Kingdom; Arno Peeters, Independent media artist, The Netherlands; Iris Honderdos, Independent installation artist, The Netherlands
“Communication for social change in indigenous communities; limitations of community radios and other Proposals: Igloolik Isuma Productions” Bianca Rutherford Iglesias, Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France and Concepción Travesedo de Castilla, University of Málaga, Spain;
Part VI: Literary Dismantlements of Global/Colonial Domination
“L’indianisme au Brésil au travers des traductions, des adaptations et des transpositions en français du poème épique de José de Santa Rita Durão sur la découverte de Bahia: Caramurú. Poema épico do descobrimento da Bahia (1781)” Alain Vuillemin, Artois University and Paris-Est University, France
“Spatiality and the literature of globalization” Ang Sze Wei, University of Hong Kong
“Tierno Monénembo’s ‘Fula’: between Distance and Empathy” Roxana Bauduin, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
About the Authors; Index.
All interested in global studies, minority rights and the role minority groups can play in fostering debate and change on current systems of thought and institutions in a context of global crisis.
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