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A Frenchman rents a Hollywood motion picture. A Thai schoolgirl mimics Madonna. Saddam Hussein chooses Frank Sinatra's "My method" because the topic track for his fifty-fourth birthday. it's a ordinary that globalization is subverting neighborhood tradition. yet is it supporting up to it hurts? during this strikingly unique remedy of a fiercely debated factor, Tyler Cowen makes a daring new case for a extra sympathetic figuring out of cross-cultural exchange. inventive Destruction brings no longer stale suppositions yet an economist's eye to endure on an age-old query: Are marketplace alternate and aesthetic caliber buddies or foes? frequently, argues Cowen in transparent and lively prose, they're pals. Cultural "destruction" breeds now not inventive death yet diversity.Through an array of colourful examples from the parts the place globalization's critics were so much vocal, Cowen asks what occurs whilst cultures collide via alternate, no matter if expertise destroys local arts, why (and no matter if) Hollywood videos rule the area, even if "globalized" tradition is dumbing down societies all over the place, and if nationwide cultures subject in any respect. Scrutinizing such manifestations of "indigenous" tradition because the metal band ensembles of Trinidad, Indian handweaving, and track from Zaire, Cowen unearths that they're extra vivid than ever--thanks principally to cross-cultural trade.For the entire pressures that marketplace forces exert on person cultures, range generally raises inside society, even if cultures develop into extra like one another. exchange complements the variety of person selection, yielding types of expression inside of cultures that flower as by no means ahead of. whereas a few see cultural decline as a half-empty glass, Cowen sees it as a tumbler half-full with the stirrings of cultural brilliance. no longer all readers will agree, yet all will need a say within the debate this unprecedented publication will stir.

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214). Morris (1969, p. 160) estimates the number of eighteenth-century handweavers. Borpujari (1973), who focuses on the “cotton famines” of the 1860s, also stresses the resilience of Indian handweavers relative to the British. See also Farnie (1979, p. ” Even the relatively skeptical estimate of Mehta (1953, p. 90) shows an increase in the absolute quantity of handweaving, rather than a decline. 34 For some specific examples of Indian quality-improvement, taken from the trade in brocades, see Harris (1993, p.

Not only did the Spaniards introduce the sheep to the area, but Spanish techniques of animal husbandry allowed the Navajo to maintain much larger stocks of animals. The Navajo culture and economy therefore developed around livestock production and marketing. Herding became the most important part of the Navajo economy. 40 Circa 1825, Navajo textiles were transformed from a purely utilitarian practice into an art. At that time the Navajo were exposed to serapes, blankets, and floor coverings from Saltillo, a region of northeastern Mexico.

138), and B. Chandra (1966, p. 396). For much of the early part of the nineteenth century, the tariff duty on Indian wool coming into England was 30 percent, while British wool coming into India faced only negligible charges. This difference, however, was later eliminated, and should not be cited as a fundamental cause of market conditions. 5 percent; see Dutt (1969 [1904], pp. 114, 130, 401), and B. Chandra (1966, chap. 6). 37 Bayley (1986, p. 308). Interestingly, English cloth made less headway in the Far East, even though it faced equivalent price advantages and arguably had a superior 42 T H E R O L E S O F W E A LT H A N D T E C H N O L O G Y To the extent that colonial Indian textiles were inferior in quality to earlier creations, a previous shrinkage of trade was partly at fault, just as in Persia.

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