NIAS Seminar Series:"Transnational Exchange and Cultural Globalisation",by NIAS-fellow Johan Heilbron

11 March 2010 from 16:00 to 16:00 hrs
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Johan Heilbron is a historical sociologist at the Centre Européen de Sociologie et de Science Politique de la Sorbonne Paris and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

He has published widely on the sociology of social sciences, economic sociology, and the sociology of art and culture. He is currently a fellow at NIAS.
>Books, movies, television programmes and other cultural goods increasingly cross nations' borders. In most areas these have acquired global dimensions, warranting a recognition of cultural globalisation and the formation of a cultural world system.
>In my presentation I consider the surprisingly varied ways in which national cultures are embedded in these emerging global structures. The significance of foreign cultural goods, for example, ranges from very low levels in certain countries to very high ones in others. How can we account for these differences? Is there a general explanation for the asymmetries of transnational cultural exchange and their outcomes on the global level?
>The lecture is followed by an open discussion. The NIAS Seminar series is a sequence of lectures organised each academic year by the Rector of the Institute. These seminars are meant to appeal to interested parties from a wide range of backgrounds. It is hoped that the series will encourage closer contact within the Dutch academic world. The lectures are followed by an open discussion.