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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.
The contributors to this book offer a range of perspectives on the relationship between the process of globalization and international communication. Individual chapters look at the impact of market relations, de-regualtion and technology on the countries of the Third World, as well as the ethics of the global communications industry.
This book makes an important intervention in current debates about media, technology and society, and provides a valuable resource for all students of communications, media and international relations.
A Critical Reader in International Communication and Globalization in a Post Modern World
PART ONE: RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND GLOBALIZATION: CONTRADICTIONS AND DIRECTIONS
International Communication and Globalization - Oliver Boyd-Barrett
Contradictions and Directions
International Communication Research - James Halloran
Opportunities and Obstacles
PART TWO: AN OVERVIEW OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, DEREGULATION POLICY AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Communications Technologies - Ralph Negrine
Communication and the Globalization Process in the Developing World - Ali Mohammadi
PART THREE: THE NEW PARADIGM AND GLOBAL MORALITY
International Communication - Cees Hamelink
Global Market and Morality
Taming Modernity - Majid Tehranian and Katherin Kia Tehranian
Towards a New Paradigm
PART FOUR: GLOBALIZATION, CULTURE AND THE CONTROL OF DIFFERENCE
Cultural Globalization and Cultural Imperialism - John Tomlinson
International Communication - Richard Maxwell
The Control of Difference and the Global Market