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The Art of Globalism, the Culture of Difference, the Industry of Knowledge [microform] / Glenda Nalder
Bib ID 5683180
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Nalder, Glenda
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1999 
10 p. 

This paper speaks in terms of "globalism" rather than "globalization," of a "culture of difference" rather than of cultural difference, of an "industry of knowledge" rather than of knowing. The paper first considers the argument that new communications technologies and systems are bringing cultures together merely by forging global interconnectedness. A close examination of the way new information and communications technologies and systems (NICTS) "map" the globe demonstrates that it is not weblike and all encompassing but rather mirrors the aircraft flight paths which historically carried high-volume traffic between northern centers and ex-colonial capitals. Pointing out that concerns about cultural imperialism are already manifest in the cultural policy formulations of many nations, the paper considers Australia's National Cultural Policy Document "Creative Nation." The paper next uses the term "culture of difference," rather than "different cultures," to describe an (information economy driven) transnational culture based on an information economy which derives its particularity through the process of subsuming cultural differences. Lastly, the paper examines what exactly "knowledge industries" are. Noting that previously the critical work on cultural futures emphasized the place and work of culture as a "set of relations and practices which act upon the social, transforming it in certain ways," the paper contends that, rather than separate the goals for action through "successor" epistemological frameworks, people can work toward preferred outcomes for learning to know, to do, to live together, and to be--those appropriate to a globalizing cultural context--by identifying the strengths of "different" disciplinary and epistemological approaches and adopting a critical stance which challenges the privileging of familiar ground. (Contains 30 references.) (BT)


Availability: Australian Institute of Art Education, C/Suite 125, 283 Glenhuntley Road, Eisternwick, VIC 3185, Australia.

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual World Congress of the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) (30th, Brisbane, Australia, September 21-26, 1999). Paper assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council for the Arts.

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Cultural Context.  |  Cultural Differences.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Futures (of Society)  |  Global Approach.  |  Information Technology.  |  Globalization  |  Australia Communication Links
Form/genre Opinion Papers.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Australian Inst. of Art Education, Melbourne
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