Publication: Cultural Politics in a Global Age: Uncertainty, Solidarity and Innovation.
Edited by David Held and Henrietta L. Moore, 2008
The essays collected here provide an account of culture as a major force in social, economic and political transformations. They examine how culture is contesting, amplifying, and altering the nature, direction and understandings of globalisation processes, and they discuss these processes from the perspective of diverse audiences, including the academy, business, policy makers, cultural institutions and community activists. The aim of this collection is to change the terms of debate, and to suggest new ways of conceptualising and theorising the links between culture and economic and social well-being by combining critical thinking from a broad range of philosophical and geo-political perspectives.
"A broad and authoritative book, which puts together philosophy, politics, economics and technology. Much more than a loose collection of articles, the book expresses a coherent point of view: cosmopolitan in outlook but attentive to local differences and specific cultural practices. Held and Moore have produced a benchmark book in the analysis of cultural politics."
Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and New York University
"A major contribution to interdisciplinary debates on contemporary culture and a must for every thinking person."
Rosi Braidotti, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Utrecht University