Globalization and artistic culture in Kabardino-Balkaria by Gulfiya Bazieva

Gulfia Bazieva
Ph.D. (Philos.), Senior Research Associate, Sector of Ethnology, Kabardino-Balkaria Institute of Humanitarian Studies (Nalchik, the Russian Federation).

The Caucasus and Globalization (Volume 7 Issue 3-4 2013)

The author analyzes the trends in literature and fine arts of Kabardino-Balkaria, the writers and artists of which address the republic’s past and folklore traditions; they bring together Western and Eastern traditions while following the worldwide art trends and taking an active part in artistic projects in other countries. She does not look at globalization as an inevitable evil that destroys ethnic specifics and artistic meaning, but argues that it creates a new cultural milieu friendly to local and global trends.

Keywords: Fine arts, literature, ethnocultural identity, globalization, Kabardino-Balkaria.

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