Street Protests and Fantasy Parks
192 pages, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Release Date:14 May 2002
Release Date:14 May 2002
Release Date:01 Oct 2007

Street Protests and Fantasy Parks

Globalization, Culture, and the State

UBC Press
The speed and intensity of global integration in the last two decadeshave provoked serious debate about the human impact of globalizationand deep concern about the capacity of the state to provide socialjustice. Street Protests and Fantasy Parks focuses on twodimensions of globalization: the cultural and social realities ofglobal connection and the uneasily shifting role of the state. Whileglobal processes are fusing societies and economies more deeply thanever before, the editors argue that obituaries for the state arepremature, if not wholly inappropriate. These essays examine a seriesof compelling case studies - the entertainment industry, citizenship,social activism, and wired communication - to assess the choices stateshave and the consequences of those choices for culture and society.
RELATED TOPICS: Globalization, Political Science
The arguments editors and contributors do present ... are often forceful and compelling and warrrant our close attention, especially when speaking to the need for forward-looking policy. Jonathan Burston, University of Western Ontario, Global Media and Communication, Fall 2005
Finally, an intelligent, lucid, and readable treatment of an issue that is emerging as one of the underlying challenges of globalization. While we usually see the new globalization in the context of finance, democratization, and human security, this vitally important book zeroes in on culture and society. We are given a whole new perspective that reverses the usual order of things: society and culture are at the dynamic centre of this work -- not the economy. Ann Medina, Past Chair of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
David R. Cameron is a professor in the Department ofPolitical Science, University of Toronto. Janice GrossStein is Director, Munk Centre for International Studies,University of Toronto.


1. Street Protests and Fantasy Parks / David R. Cameron andJanice Gross Stein

2. The Global Entertainment Economy / John Hannigan

3. Transnationalism, Diasporic Communities, and Changing Identity:Implications for Canadian Citizenship Policy / Lloyd L.Wong

4. Civil Society Activism on the World Wide Web: The Case of theAnti-MAI Lobby / Ronald J. Deibert

5. Communication and Globalization: A Challenge for Public Policy /Marc Raboy

6. The State As Place amid Shifting Spaces / David R. Cameronand Janice Gross Stein

Appendix A: Posting to the MAI-NOT Listserv

Appendix B: Global Communication Policy Environment




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