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Late Modern Connections: culture, media and globalisation

Miliband Lecture on Culture in the Age of Global Communications

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2004
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
: Professor Henrietta L Moore
Chair: Professor David Held

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. This lecture takes issue with this view and discusses how contemporary forms of globalisation exist as a series of specific locations and particular communal 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.

This lecture is part of the Miliband Programme. To find out more about the Miliband Programme click here .

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.  Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. 

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