Global Digital Culture| Convergence and Disjuncture in Global Digital Culture — An Introduction

Marwan M. Kraidy


The question “Is there a global culture?” fueled heated debates in the 1980s and 1990s, when intellectual opponents grappled with the sociopolitical and cultural consequences of globalization. Deploying notions of dependency, imperialism, homogenization, and hybridization, dueling thinkers espoused rival scenarios of cultural domination, mixture, and resistance. A quarter century later, with the explosion of digital expression around the world, it is time to revisit the debate and ask: Is there a global digital culture?


global culture, digital media, politics, aesthetics, violence, digital labor, platforms, global media studies

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