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International Communication: Continuity and Change

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"This book provides an analysis of developments in international communication at a time when the political, economic and technological contexts in which media and culture operate are becoming increasingly global. Although there are many texts dealing with aspects of the extraordinary transformations of international communication in the late twentieth century, International Communication brings together for the first time the key theoretical and empirical work in this field into one up-to-date and accessible volume." "Illustrated by case studies ...
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Overview

"This book provides an analysis of developments in international communication at a time when the political, economic and technological contexts in which media and culture operate are becoming increasingly global. Although there are many texts dealing with aspects of the extraordinary transformations of international communication in the late twentieth century, International Communication brings together for the first time the key theoretical and empirical work in this field into one up-to-date and accessible volume." "Illustrated by case studies from around the world, the book offers an extensive survey of the subject with chapters on the history and theories of communication; the globalisation of communications and media industries; its impact on culture and the implications of the new technologies for communications in the future."--BOOK JACKET.
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"The best introduction and overview of the subject in print. Thussu works across all the important social, economic, and political issues connected to the topic, making thoughtful and persuasive arguments. The book is well organized and highly readable. Thoroughly up-to-date...is certain to become mandatory reading for all students and scholars of global media and communication."—Robert W. McChesney, University of Illinois

"Thussu has drawn together a huge mass of material from international organizations, companies, and the trade press in an easily accessible format."—European Journal of Communication

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340888926
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/31/2006
  • Series: Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Daya Kishan Thussu is Professor of International Communication and Co-Director of the India Media Centre at the University of Westminster, UK. He is also the founder and managing editor of the jourbanal Global Media and Communication.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The historical context of international communication 11
2 Approaches to theorizing international communication 53
3 Creating a global communication infrastructure 82
4 The global media marketplace 119
5 Communication and cultural globalization 167
6 Contraflow in global media 200
7 International communication in the Internet age 224
Glossary 263
App. I A chronology of international communication 271
App. II Useful websites 281
References 287
Author Index 317
Subject Index 323
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