Extreme Cultural Landscapes in the Context of Globalisation: Mali, China and Mexico

Pamela Durán Díaz

Globalization and faltering economy are jeopardizing landscapes and forms of life that are world heritage, whether they have been recognized as such or not. In some cases, opening up to tourism is the best way to preserve a cultural landscape, while in other contexts, it is the fastest way to destroy it.

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[1] Or rather, the cultivation of opium poppy, the "flower of opium."
[2] For hill tribes, animals are part of marriage arrangements.
[3] Hutong: term of Mongolian origin meaning “water well”, which since the 15th Century refers to the residential quarter surrounding the Forbidden City.
[4] Such as the headquarters of China Central Television CCTV by Rem Koolhaas, and the temple of consumption Galaxy Soho by laureate architect Zaha Hadid, both in the nearby Beijing Central Business District.
[5] According to the World Bank Group and the United Nations.
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