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Producing Cultural Diversity : Hegemonic Knowledge in Global Governance Projects (Paperback) (Ulrike

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How did cultural diversity become a buzzword fraught with transatlantic tension? And what do the controversies around it reveal about the mechanisms of contemporary policymaking? The book seeks to answer these questions through an empirically compelling and theoretically sophisticated analysis of the negotiations producing the recent UNESCO convention on cultural diversity. In an ethnographic approach to practices of framing the policy issue at hand, negotiating an authoritative text, mobilizing support and organizing legitimate representation the author highlights the deployment of technologies of power and the production of hegemonic knowledge on cultural diversity. The resulting insights into the effects of path dependency, temporal conditions and diplomatic embodiment make this book a highly original contribution to an emerging anthropology of contemporary statehood and global governance. Written in an accessible way, it offers a valuable change of perspective to scholars and practitioners of International Relations.

How did cultural diversity become a buzzword fraught with tension? And what do the controversies surrounding it reveal about contemporary policy making?Producing Cultural Diversity investigates these questions through an empirical analysis of the negotiations that produced the recent UNESCO convention on cultural diversity. Taking an ethnographic approach, Ulrike Niedner-Kalthoff highlights how officials first framed the policy issue of cultural diversity and then negotiated an authoritative text, mobilized support, and organized legitimate representation. A significant contribution to the anthropology of contemporary statehood and global governance, this book will be a valuable resource for scholars and practitioners of international relations.
Number of Pages: 245
Genre: Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Ulrike Niedner-kalthoff
Language: English
Street Date: January 15, 2016
TCIN: 21570285
UPC: 9783593503165
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-6727

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