CALL FOR PAPERS
“Glocalism”, a peer-reviewed, open-access and cross-disciplinary journal, is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. We welcome studies in any field, with or without comparative approach, that address both practical effects and theoretical import.
All papers should be sent to: email@example.com
Articles can be in any language and length chosen by the author (abstract and keywords in English).
Deadline: January 31, 2022. This issue (2022, 1) is scheduled to appear at April 2022.
Direction Committee: Arjun Appadurai (New York University); Daniele Archibugi (Birkbeck, University of Lon-don); Seyla Benhabib (Yale University); Sabino Cassese (Scuola Normale Superiore); Manuel Castells (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya); Fred Dallmayr (University of Notre Dame); Anthony Giddens (London School of Economics and Political Science); Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard University); Hans Köchler (University of Innsbruck); Alberto Marti-nelli (Università degli Studi di Milano); Anthony McGrew (La Trobe University, Melbourne); Alberto Quadrio Curzio (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore); Roland Robertson (University of Pittsburgh and University of Aber-deen); Saskia Sassen (Columbia University); Amartya Sen (Harvard University); Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Co-lumbia University); Alain Touraine (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales); Salvatore Veca (Istituto Universi-tario di Studi Superiori).
The topic of this issue
THE GLOCALIZATION OF TECHNOCULTURES
edited by Lionel Obadia (Université Lumière Lyon 2)
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Studies on globalization and glocalization have mainly been interested in cybercultures or Internet culture: cul-tures born from new technologies and sources of cultural innovation in a context of high digitalization. But finally, little has been done for technocultures.
The latter, unlike the former, are the result of the incorporation of digital into cultural forms or defined as “cul-tures influenced by technologies”: they can be extended to broad social categories (network culture and communica-tion using Apps by groups of young people, connected cultures of professional communities of information or sci-ence, and their audiences); limited to particular groups with their own technical culture (engineers who recognize themselves in the “Silicon valley” culture); characterize sets of cultural elements with blurred contours defined by aesthetics and expressivity (the poetics, language and narratives of technologies) and the imagination of technologies (cyborg culture, technopagan communities, cultures of artificial intelligence, etc.). On the basis of examples informed by empirical material, this issue of “Glocalism” will re-examine the forms of technoculture(s) in the context of glob-alization, their dynamics of glocalization and the ambivalent logics of the pressure to globalize despite local con-straints, the complex interactions between culture and technology, in a series of contexts with varying depths of digi-talization of culture.
This approach aims at locating at the forefront of the reflection the “local” forms and forces, particularly cultur-al ones, that were previously questioned essentially from point of view of the globalization of Western technocul-tures. It will also nourish the debate on the consistency of the contested term “technoculture” and assess the relevance of an approach in terms of glocalization.