Convergence and disjuncture in global digital culture: An introduction

Marwan M. Kraidy*

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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?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3808-3814
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Communication
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Aesthetics
  • Digital labor
  • Digital media
  • Global culture
  • Global media studies
  • Platforms
  • Politics
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication


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