Key Points:

  • In late 1998, CDE hosted a seminar by Professor Peter Berger, director of the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture at Boston University and CDE’s international consultant.
  • This is an edited version of his talk in which he examines the issue of global culture and its effects.
  • Professor Berger’s interest lies in how a global culture, that is of primarily western, American provenance, interacts with indigenous cultural forces and how these processes manifest themselves on the level of personal life of everyday existence.
  • The term ‘globalisation’ has become something of a cliché\
  • It serves to explain everything from woes of the German coal industry to the sexual habits of Japanese teenagers.
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