Description : This volume interrogates what "global" means in the context of "communication," and who benefits from global communication practices and industries. Emerging scholars contribute their unique perspectives in communication scholarship, charting innovative directions for research that connects empirical evidence with pressing questions of social significance. This critical reflection leads to considering problems that result from the way global communication becomes mobilized, in the practice of journalism and development as well as the ICT industry. Global Communication defines the term "globalization," through understanding the cultural geography of global, regional, national, and local media. Critical evaluations of media production, distribution, and consumption practices, within cultural contexts, offer insights into how people "mediate" the global. Chapters draw attention to communications in Latin America, the Arab World, and South Asia, complicating territorial boundaries and exploring how local audience and industry practices work within global as well as local configurations.
Description : "Comprehensive in its scope and scale, rigorously argued and richly illustrated with wide-ranging examples, this clearly written and user-friendly book from a veteran commentator on international communication will be valuable for students and scholars. Strongly recommended." - Daya Thussu, Professor of International Communication, University of Westminster Global Communication explores the history, present and future of global communication, introducing and explaining the theories, stories and flows of information and media that affect us all. Based on his experience teaching generations of students to critically examine the world of communication around them, Cees Hamelink helps readers understand the thinkers, concepts and questions in this changing landscape. This book: Explores the cultural, economic, political and social dimensions and consequences of global communication Introduces the key thinkers who have been inspirational to the field Teaches you to master the art of asking critical questions Takes you through concrete cases from UN summits to hot lines and cyber-surveillance Boosts your essay skills with a guided tour of the literature, including helpful comments and recommendations of what to cite Brings you directly into the classroom with a series of video lectures This book guides students through the complex terrain of global communication, helping you become a critically informed participant in the ever-changing communication landscape. It is essential reading for students of communication and media studies.
Description : Against a background of rapid technological change, the impact of global communication on national cultures and societies has become a dynamic area of critical enquiry. International Communication and Globalization offers a timely overview of the rapidly expanding area of media and communication studies. Leading contributors offer a range of perspectives on the relationship between the process of globalization and international communication. Individual chapters examine the impact of market relations, deregulation and technology of Third World countries, as well as the ethics of the global communications industry. International Communication and Globalization makes an important intervention in
Description : This cutting-edge work critiques today's global mediascape through feminist perspectives, highlighting concerns of policy, power, labor, and technology. Starting with the state of international communications, a top-notch author group covers cases on online news, pornography, democracy, policies for women's development, violence against women, information workers, print media, telecentres, media coverage of HIV/AIDS, and more. This important book provides fresh feminist insights into international communication, showing the baby steps taken toward women's justice in these areas and how far there is yet to go.
Description : GLOBAL COMMUNICATION presents a comprehensive examination of significant economic, cultural, legal, social, and political issues in the exciting field of global communication. From history and theories to future trends, this indispensable and highly informative volume brings together illuminating writings and diverse perspectives by prominent scholars in mass media, journalism, and international studies.
Description : This groundbreaking handbook provides a comprehensive picture of the ethical dimensions of communication in a global setting. Both theoretical and practical, this important volume will raise the ethical bar for both scholars and practitioners in the world of global communication and media. Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 Brings together leading international scholars to consider ethical issues raised by globalization, the practice of journalism, popular culture, and media activities Examines important themes in communication ethics, including feminism, ideology, social responsibility, reporting, metanarratives, blasphemy, development, and "glocalism", among many others Contains case studies on reporting, censorship, responsibility, terrorism, disenfranchisement, and guilt throughout many countries and regions worldwide Contributions by Islamic scholars discuss various facets of that religion's engagement with the public sphere, and others who deal with some of the religious and cultural factors that bedevil efforts to understand our world
Description : Global Communication is the most definitive text onmulti-national communication and media conglomerates, exploring howglobal media influences both audiences and policy makers around theworld. This new edition is comprehensively updated to reflect themany fast moving developments associated with this dynamicfield. A new edition of the most definitive text on multi-nationalcommunication and media conglomerates, each chapter updated withextensive new details Covers the expanding area of global communication and describesmajor multimedia conglomerates, particularly in the USA, includingthe purchase of NBC-Universal by Comcast and Disney's expansion inChina Includes new information on the phone hacking scandal by NewsCorporation’s employees in the UK Explains the significant changes in the communication industryboth in the US and elsewhere Chronicles the continuing story of the development of ArabMedia with new coverage on the Arab Spring Offers an updated companion website with instructor'smanual, test banks and student activities, available uponpublication at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/mcphail"www.wiley.com/go/mcphail/a
Description : In World Trade since 1431, Peter Hugill showed how the interplay of technology and geography guided the evolution of the modern global capitalistic system. Now, in the successor to that widely acclaimed book, Hugill shifts the focus to telecommunications, once again demonstrating that those nations that best developed and marketed new technologies were the nations that rose to world power. Beginning with the advent of the telegraph in the 1840s, Hugill shows how each major change in transportation and communications technologies brought about a corresponding transformation from one world economy to another. British advances in international telegraphy after the American Civil War, for example, kept that nation just ahead of the United States in the communications race, a position it held until 1945. Hugill explains how such developments as aerial bombardment of cities in World War I spurred the development of radio and, ultimately, radar. He also traces the steps that led to the British surrender of world hegemony to the United States at the end of World War II.