Cultural and Media Production
Culture and identity is constantly produced through media and communication practices. What influence does the increased mediatisation of everyday life today have on cultural practices and identity formation?
Some of the countries with which we collaborate are multicultural societies with many languages spoken and many ethnicities. Consequently, issues of nationhood are increasingly articulated. Cultural globalization is occurring hand in hand with cultural homogenization, with the mainstream media concentrated in fewer and fewer hands and controlling an increasingly uniform cultural production. On the other hand, opposing processes of cultural heterogenisation are being seen, where community media and cultural reaffirmations of local identities are expressed worldwide.
What is happening to national development processes in such culturally complex societies, and under what conditions is cultural and media production evolving?
As part of this focus on Cultural and Media Production, Glocal NOMAD will be organizing a seminar on Storytelling and Participation on the 5th of June 2010 at Malmo University. More details will be available shortly.