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Author Blum, Douglas W.

Title National identity and globalization : youth, state and society in post-Soviet Eurasia / Douglas W. Blum
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 225 pages)
Contents Global responses to globalization -- Theoretical assumptions and methods -- The discourse of globalization and youth culture -- National youth identity policy -- Collaborative entrepreneurship -- Shaping national youth identity on the ground
Summary Is globalization in danger of diluting national identities and 'transnationalizing' cultures? How can societies attempt to manage globalization and become developed while maintaining a viable national identity? In a study of three globalizing states and cities in post-Soviet Eurasia - Russia (Astrakhan), Kazakhstan (Almaty), and Azerbaijan (Baku) - Douglas W. Blum provides an empirical examination of national identity formation, exploring how cultures, particularly youth cultures, have been affected by global forces. Blum argues that social discourse regarding youth cultural trends - coupled with official and non-official approaches to youth policy - complement patterns of state-society relations and modes of response to globalization. His findings show that the nations studied have embraced certain aspects of modernity and liberalism, while rejecting others, but have also reasserted the place of national traditions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Globalization -- Azerbaijan.
Globalization -- Kazakhstan.
Globalization -- Russia (Federation)
Group identity -- Azerbaijan.
Group identity -- Kazakhstan.
Group identity -- Russia (Federation)
Youth -- Azerbaijan -- Social conditions.
Youth -- Kazakhstan -- Social conditions.
Youth -- Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511355572 (electronic bk.)
0511490879 (ebook)
0521876192 (hardback)
9780511355578 (electronic bk.)
9780511490873 (ebook)
9780521876193 (hardback)