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Beyond Cultural Imperialism
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Beyond Cultural Imperialism
Globalization, Communication and the New International Order

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December 1996 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Moving beyond notions of cultural imperialism, this book furthers our understanding of the implications of global media culture and politics in the 1990s.

Leading scholars from a range of fields bring different perspectives to bear on the role of the state, the range of culture beyond the media, the contribution of international organizations, and the potential for resistance and alternatives. They reflect on the `New World International Communications Order' as delineated since the 1970s, and examine its changing nature. Throughout, they connect analysis of the flows and forces which form the world media and communications with the fundamental themes of social science, and illuminate the ways in which underlying questions of inequality, power and control reappear within new media environments.

Peter Golding and Phil Harris
Foreword
Peter Golding and Phil Harris
Introduction
Samir Amin
Reflections on the International System
Tony Barnett
States of the State and Third Worlds
Annabelle Sreberny-Mohammadi
The Many Cultural Faces of Imperialism
Cees Hamelink
MacBride with Hindsight
Colleen Roach
The Western World and the NWICO
United They Stand?

 
Mohammed Musa
From Optimism to Reality
An Overview of Third World News Agencies

 
Phil Harris
Communication and Global Security
The Challenge for the Next Millennium

 
Pradip N Thomas
An Inclusive NWICO
Cultural Resilience and Popular Resistance

 
Richard C Vincent
The Future of the Debate
Setting an Agenda for a New World Information and Communication Order: Ten Proposals

 

`Once one gets beyond the excellently provocative introductions.... a thoughtful reflection on the concept of the state in the context of post-colonial realities and a very uesful historical investigation of imperialism as cultural contact, which in a very timely way calls for the cross-fertilisaton of debates in international communiction by post-colonial studies, the remaining six chapters all analyse the hopes and failings of NWICO [New World Information and Communication Order] from a number of perspectives. These are very useful in their own right - what went wrong and how a new order might be activated' - Media Development

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