Communication and Empire: Media, Markets, and Globalization, 1860-1930 / Edition 1

Communication and Empire: Media, Markets, and Globalization, 1860-1930 / Edition 1

by Dwayne R. Winseck, Robert M. Pike
     
 

A history and political economy of global communication, showing how capitalism, multilateralism, modernization, and imperialism shaped the evolution of communication.

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A history and political economy of global communication, showing how capitalism, multilateralism, modernization, and imperialism shaped the evolution of communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822339281
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Series:
American Encounters/Global Interactions
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


About the Series     ix
Illustrations     xi
Tables     xiii
Preface and Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction: Deep Globalization and the Global Media in the Late Nineteenth Century and Early Twentieth     1
Building the Global Communication Infrastructure: Brakes and Accelerators on New Communication Technologies, 1850-70     16
From the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era: The Struggle for Control in the Euro-American and South American Communication Markets, 1870-1905     43
Indo-European Communication Markets and the Scrambling of Africa: Communication and Empire in the "Age of Disorder"     92
Electronic Kingdom and Wired Cities in the "Age of Disorder": The Struggle for Control of China's National and Global Communication Capabilities, 1870-1901     113
The Politics of Global Media Reform I, 1870-1905: The Early Movements against Private Cable Monopolies     142
The Politics of Global Media Reform II, 1906-16: Rivalry and Managed Competition in the Age of Empire(s) and Social Reform     177
Wireless, War, and Communication Networks, 1914-22     228
Thick and Thin Globalism: Wilson, the Communication Experts, and the American Approach to Global Communication, 1918-22     257
Communication and Informal Empires: Consortia and the Evolution of South American and Asian Communication Markets, 1918-30     277
The Euro-American Communication Market and Media Merger Mania: New Technology and the Political Economy of Communication in the 1920s     304
Conclusions: The Moving Forces of the Early Global Media     338
Notes     347
Bibliography     379
Index     403

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