- 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.