Globalization, culture, and development : the Unesco Convention on cultural Diversity / edited by Christiian De Beukelaer, Miikka Pyykkönen, J.P. Singh

De Beukelaer, Christiaan [ed.] | Pyykkönen, Miikka [ed.] | Singh, J. P [ed.].
ISBN: 9781137397621.Edition: 1st ed.Publisher: London : Palgrave, 2015Description: xvi, 268 p.Online resources: Ressenya a Interacció Summary: The 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions provides an international policy lens for analysing broad debates on issues of cultural globalization and development. The interdisciplinary contributions in this volume offer a fresh understanding of these key issues while examining cultural globalization, which is conceived in terms of artistic expressions and the editors outlines UNESCO's accomplishments, shortcomings, and future policy prospects. This edited volume has a clear message: The Convention is a useful and important instrument in the debate on cultural diversity, but it is not broad enough or sufficient to confront major challenges concerning human rights, sustainability, and cultural diversity as a whole. (Font: Editor)
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The 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions provides an international policy lens for analysing broad debates on issues of cultural globalization and development. The interdisciplinary contributions in this volume offer a fresh understanding of these key issues while examining cultural globalization, which is conceived in terms of artistic expressions and the editors outlines UNESCO's accomplishments, shortcomings, and future policy prospects. This edited volume has a clear message: The Convention is a useful and important instrument in the debate on cultural diversity, but it is not broad enough or sufficient to confront major challenges concerning human rights, sustainability, and cultural diversity as a whole. (Font: Editor)

List of figures and tables -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on contributors -- List of acronyms and abbreviatons - Introduction: UNESCO's "Diversity Convention" - Ten years on / Christian De Beukelaer, Miikka Pyykkönen -- I. Culture: 1. Confusing culture, polysemous diversity: "culture" and "cultural diversity" in and after the Convention / Yudhishthir Raj Isar, Miikka Pyykkönen ; 2. Cultural globalization and the Convention / J.P. Singh ; 3. Competing perspectives? WTO and UNESCO on cultural diversity in global trade / Jan Loisen, Caroline Pauwels -- II. Diversity: 4. "Cultural diversity" at UNESCO: a trajectory / Galia Saouma, Yudhishthir Raj Isar ; 5. Cultural and biological diversity: interconnections in ordinary places / Nathalie Blanc, Katriina Soini ; 6. The "culture and trade" paradox reloaded / Rostam J. Neuwirth ; 7. Cultural diversity, global change, and social justice: contextualizing the 2005 convention in a world in flux / John Clammer -- III. Convention: 8. Cultural human rights and the UNESCO Convention: more than meets the eye? / Yvonne Donders ; 9. Performativity and dynamics of intangible cultural heritage / Christoph Wulf ; 10. The 2005 COnvention in the digital age / Véronique Guèvremont -- IV. Looking ahead: 11. Cultural diplomacy and the 2005 UNESCO Convention / Carla Figueira ; 12. The 2005 UNESCO Convention and civil society: an initial assessment / Helmut K. Anheier, Michael Hoelscher ; 13. Culture and sustainable development: beyond the diversity of cultural expressions / Chrstiaan De Beukelaer, Raquel Freitas -- Conclusions: Theories, methods, and evidence / J.P. Singh -- Appendix: The 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions -- References -- Index

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