Interpreting Globalization

Polish Perspectives on Culture in the Globalized World

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The main hypothesis of the volume is that globalization is a cultural phenomenon. Therefore, the book offers an explanation of how globalization emerged from cultural exchange between groups, nations, and religions. The articles in this volume register the thematically multi-dimensional and theoretically complex contribution of Polish research on globalization. Polish debates on globalization, as presented in this book, on the one hand reflect international disputes and controversies, and on the other hand address local issues. As their crucial feature, the articles in this volume exhibit a special sensitivity to historical and contemporary cultural contexts. They do not approach globalization as an abstract process, instead exploring it through the lens of clearly defined factors.

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Leszek Koczanowicz Ph.D., is Professor of Political Science and Cultural Studies at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. He is the author and editor of thirteen books and numerous articles in Polish and English.

Piotr Jakub Fereński works at the University of Wroclaw and is the author of nearly 120 publications, an art critic and exhibition curator. He conducts research in Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and in South and North America.

Joanna Panciuchin is Ph.D. Candidate of Cultural Studies at the University of Wroclaw and of Pedagogy at the University of Lower Silesia. She is the co-editor of the scientific journal Culture - History - Globalization and has published in Cultural Studies and PRAXEMA. Journal of Visual Semiotics.
All interested in humanities and social sciences: cultural studies, history, history of art, philosophy, sociology, psychology. Any academic working on issues related to globalization would be interested in this volume.