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A review of tomlinson's views on cultural globalization

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By c xue · 2008 · cited by 17 — the two books of cultural imperialism and globalization and ... illustrates his ideas by employing a lot of contemporary examples such as traveling by ...
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Vol. 4, No. 6 Asian Social Science112A Review of Tomlinson’s Views on Cultural GlobalizationChangxue XueCollege of Foreign languages, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004, ChinaTel: 86-335-805-8710 E-mail: [email protected] reviewing Tomlinson’s views on cultural globalization, this essay explores his contributions byinvestigating his work in a critical way. It examines his thoughts of “cultural imperialism” and “cultural globalization”,including thematic ideas such as: “complex connectivity”, “deterritorialization” and “cosmopolitanism”. Then, itdiscusses the issue weather globalization promises a global culture or a glob alized culture in the process of culturalglobalization.Keywords: Cultural imperialism, Cultural globalization, Deterritorialization cosmopolitanismJohn Tomlinson, Professor in Nottingham Trent University, is the author of Cultural Imperialism and Globalization andCulture that have been translated into many languages such as Chinese, Korean, Japanese a...