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Author Blum, Douglas W.
Title National identity and globalization : youth, state and society in post-Soviet Eurasia / Douglas W. Blum.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Subject Youth -- Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions.
Youth -- Azerbaijan -- Social conditions.
Youth -- Kazakhstan -- Social conditions.
Group identity -- Russia (Federation)
Group identity -- Azerbaijan.
Group identity -- Kazakhstan.
Globalization -- Russia (Federation)
Globalization -- Azerbaijan.
Globalization -- Kazakhstan.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 225 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
ISBN 9780511355578 (electronic bk.)
0511355572 (electronic bk.)
9780511490873 (ebook)
0511490879 (ebook)
9780521876193 (hardback)
0521876192 (hardback)
OCLC # 666904250
Additional Format Print version: Blum, Douglas W. National identity and globalization. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007 9780521876193 (OCoLC)137221651