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What is at stake in culture cannot be merely reduced to identity expressions national geographical religious communities Economic dimensions of culture has more and more to be taken in consideration if one wish to understand arguments and debates developed at national and international level on this topic Today issues related to culture are often dealt with in relation with cultural diversity a concept that has only recently replaced the notion of cultural exception which itself surfaced during the Uruguay Round in 1993 The shift from one term to another is not merely semantic It reflects the emergence of a broadened concept of cultural stakes in the context of globalization These stakes are no longer strictly reduced to the need to maintain an international balance in the production and exchange of cultural goods they rather convey a growing concern to defend identities national geographic religious historical etc in a globalized world where culture quite naturally has its place A countrys desire to protect the specificity of its cultural industries is not new From time immemorial culture has fed on exchanges between neighbours or even between colonizers and colonized without going as far back as ancient Greece which by and large appropriated Egyptian culture before being plundered itself by the Romans More recently David Putnam 1 noted that in the film industry defending a national industry in a context of international trade competition between Europe and the United States has consistently been a concern both for the Americans before the First World War and for the Europeans since then Yet there is no gain saying that the intensification of trade and the existence at the world level of multimedia groups integrated into production and distribution pose the national question in the cultural field in new terms cultural goods indeed tend to be viewed straightaway from a supranational perspective thus erasing all specificity with regard to forms of production and appropriation of culture Issues at stakes are not
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