The Center for Arts and Culture, a Washington, DC based cultural policy research organization, will host a free public program called "Global Fashion: American Commercial Culture" from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on November 3rd at the National Building Museum. A reception will follow. This program is the second of three in this season's Calling the Question series, "Globalization and its Impact on Culture."
The National Building Museum is located at 401 F Street, NW, Washington, DC.
The discussion will be framed by the following questions:
What is the role of American commercial culture in the globalization debate?
As cultural boundaries are reshaped and new technology transforms the sale and distribution of cultural products, how are local cultures affected by the seemingly ubiquitous presence of American commercial entertainment?
How, in turn, are ideas and cultures around the world influencing cultural commerce in the United States?
The discussion will feature the following speakers:
Todd Gitlin, New York University, author of The Twilight of Common Dreams: Why America is Wracked by Culture Wars
Josť E. Limon, University of Texas, author of American Encounters: Greater Mexico, the United States and the Erotics of Culture
Charles C. Mann, contributing editor to the Atlantic Monthly, coauthor of Material World: A Global Family Portrait
Bonnie K. Richardson, Vice President for Trade and Federal Affairs, Motion Picture Association of America
As seating is limited, please call number below to reserve.
For further information about this event of the Calling the Question series, please contact Joy Austin at the Center for Arts and Culture or by email.
Center for Arts and Culture
401 F Street, NW, Suite 334
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 783-5277
Fax: (202) 783-4498
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