Critical World
Thinking Globalization Through Popular Culture

By Bob W. White Martin Denny’s “Exotica” (1957) was not the first album of its kind to integrate non-western “exotica” sounds into recordings, but it is one of the most important, because in many ways it put “exotica” music on the map of mainstream popular music in post-war America. The most well-known song from this […]

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Raymond Williams believed that languages are dynamic and powerful modes of representation and articulation that bring into sharp relief the reality of our everyday existence. Through the various uses of language, in literature, drama and other cultural forms, thinking, feeling, sensing and acting individuals are constantly engaged in the creation and re-creation of meanings. Williams’s […]