Theory, Culture & Society 1- The world culture is created through the increasing interconnectedness of varied local cultures 2- Today its international integration that determines universality with national culture has an air of provincialism 3- “Cosmopolitan “to describe just about anybody who moves about in the world 4- Such a view of the present in cultural terms may help us identify the cosmopolitan 5- The perspective of the cosmopolitan must entail relationships to a plurality of cultures understood as distinctive entities 6- The perspective of the cosmopolitan may indeed be composed only from experiences of different cultures of this kind. 7- One may identify a number of different tribes as the people involved from rather separate sets of social relationships ,and as the specialized contents of theses cultures are of many kinds 8- Some transnational cultures are more insulated from local practices than others 9- There is now one world culture
The Clash of Civilizations
1-It is my hypothesis that the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic.
2- The dominating source of conflict will be cultural
3- Conflict between civilizations will be the latest phase of the evolution of conflict in the modern world.
4- DURING THE COLD WAR the world was divided in terms of their level of economic development but rather in terms of their culture and civilization.
5- A civilization is thus the highest cultural grouping of people and the broadest level of cultural identity people have short of that which distinguishes humans from other species
6- The civilization to which he belongs is the broadest level of identification with which he intensely identifies. People can and do redefine their identities and, as a result, the composition and \boundaries of civilizations change.
7- Civilizations are dynamic; they rise and fall; they divide and merge.
8- Eight major civilizations. These include Western, Confucian, Japanese, Islamic, Hindu, Slavic-Orthodox, Latin American and possibly African civilization.
9-1- Civilizations are differentiated from each other by history, language, culture, tradition and, most important, religion’
They are far more fundamental than differences among political ideologies and political regimes.
2- The world is becoming a smaller place.
3- The processes of economic modernization and social change throughout the world are separating people from longstanding local identities.
4- The growth of civilization-consciousness is enhanced by the dual role of the West.
5- Cultural characteristics and