The Handbook of Global Media Research

The Handbook of Global Media Research

by Ingrid Volkmer
     
 

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As new forms of media proliferate, and communication becomes ever more global, transnational media is increasingly capable of both enhancing political, cultural and economic globalization and shaping worldviews and civic identity.

Research into the development of transnational media is therefore an essential element of understanding the changes created by

Overview

As new forms of media proliferate, and communication becomes ever more global, transnational media is increasingly capable of both enhancing political, cultural and economic globalization and shaping worldviews and civic identity.

Research into the development of transnational media is therefore an essential element of understanding the changes created by advanced globalization. The Handbook of Global Media Research explores and articulates the key themes and competing approaches of this dynamic and developing field. Bringing together the ideas of more than 40 internationally respected authors from around the world, it provides valuable and varied insights into a globalized media landscape, setting the agenda for the future of transnational media and communications research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405198707
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/09/2012
Series:
Handbooks in Communication and Media Series
Pages:
572
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.40(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Ingrid Volker has collected an admirably rich, thought-provoking and diverse collection of views to guide critical scholarship as our topic (‘the media’ and ‘media cultures’), methods (which must now be comparative) and the knowledge we produce are all transformed by globalisation.”
- Sonia Livingstone, author of Media Regulation: Governance and the interests of citizens and consumers

“In this Handbook, leading academic and practitioner analysts give us valuable insight into globalized forms of communication, their diversity, the global/local dialectic, and the challenges of critical historical and comparative study of transnational media and communication.”
- Robin Mansell, author of Imagining the Internet: Communication, Innovation and Governance

"With a stellar list of contributors and an engagement with the global that both traces and transcends its boundaries, Ingrid Volkmer's volume is the cardinal chart of our media worlds."
- Mark Deuze, author of Media Life and Media Work

“This is a long-overdue volume.  The distinguished contributors to The Handbook of Global Media Research have produced a challenging and authoritative guide to understanding the latest developments in global media.”
- Thomas R. Lindlof, University of Kentucky

Meet the Author

Ingrid Volkmer is Associate Professor and Head of the Media and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She has held visiting positions at the LSE, Harvard and MIT. She has widely published in the area of transnational political communication and implications on societies and cultures.

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