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International Communication and Globalization
A Critical Introduction

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August 1997 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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 current debates about media, technology and society.

 
Introduction
A Critical Reader in International Communication and Globalization in a Post Modern World

 
 
PART ONE: RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND GLOBALIZATION: CONTRADICTIONS AND DIRECTIONS
Oliver Boyd-Barrett
International Communication and Globalization
Contradictions and Directions

 
James Halloran
International Communication Research
Opportunities and Obstacles

 
 
PART TWO: AN OVERVIEW OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, DEREGULATION POLICY AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Ralph Negrine
Communications Technologies
An Overview

 
Ali Mohammadi
Communication and the Globalization Process in the Developing World
 
PART THREE: THE NEW PARADIGM AND GLOBAL MORALITY
Cees Hamelink
International Communication
Global Market and Morality

 
Majid Tehranian and Katherin Kia Tehranian
Taming Modernity
Towards a New Paradigm

 
 
PART FOUR: GLOBALIZATION, CULTURE AND THE CONTROL OF DIFFERENCE
John Tomlinson
Cultural Globalization and Cultural Imperialism
Richard Maxwell
International Communication
The Control of Difference and the Global Market

 

`This volume is most welcome, for its authors provide useful maps of recent developments in international communication and chart future implicationsfor globalization. And they do more. They make judgments about what such developments mean for human freedom, social justice, and the quality of social life. They describe the past, present and future of international communications, examine several schools of thought that try to make sense of recent changes, and explore and evaluate some of the consequences.' - Contingencies and Crisis Management

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