In theory, culture is disrupted, fragmented and shattered by modernity. This process of disintegration supposedly gathers pace with globalisation, feeding into a sense of identity crisis and the loss of shared horizons of experience. Professor Henrietta Moore, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), will take issue with this view in a public lecture on Wednesday 10 March.
Professor Moore will discuss how contemporary forms of globalisation exist as a series of specific locations and particular global identities. Media in all its forms perpetuates these particularities through the commodification of difference and the proliferation of incompatible forms of language and representations.
Drawing on examples from Africa, Asia and Europe, Henrietta Moore demonstrates that the only true global cultures today are those which are uniquely local.
Henrietta L Moore is professor of social anthropology at LSE.
Late Modern Connections: culture, media and globalisation is on Wednesday 10 March at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.
To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk
This event is a Miliband Lecture on Culture in the Age of Global Communications. More information on Miliband lectures can be found at www.lse.ac.uk/miliband
20 February 2004