The dramatic developments in global communication are altering the specifics of our societies. Hamid Mowlana offers an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to international communication in this volume, focusing on both the human dimensions and the technological imperatives.
Global Communication in Transition covers a range of issues from the rise of modern political systems and the interactions of various cultures to the expansion of social organizations and the growing global infrastructure. Offering a new paradigm for the study of international communication, the book is organized around a number of basic concepts including history, power, community, legitimacy and language.
About the Author
Hamid Mowlana is Professor of International Relations, and the founding director of the Division of International Communication at the School of International Service, The American University, Washington DC, since 1968. He is President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).
Table of Contents
World Communication A History and InterpretationTechnology and SocietyCommunication and PowerThe Making of CommunityLanguage and Instructional CommunicationThe Remaking of Community The Case of IslamThe Future of the State An Islamic PerspectiveCommunication as Cultural EcologyShapes of the Future International Communication in the 21st Century