The explosion of transnational information flows, made possible by new technologies and institutional changes (economic, political and legal) has profoundly affected the study of global media. At the same time, the globalization of media combined with the globalization of higher education means that the research and teaching of the subject faces immediate and profound challenges, not only as the subject of enquiry but also as the means by which researchers and students undertake their studies.
Edited by a leading scholar of global communication, this collection of essays by internationally-acclaimed scholars from around the world aims to stimulate a debate about the imperatives for internationalizing media studies by broadening its remit, including innovative research methodologies, taking account of regional and national specificities and pedagogic necessities warranted by the changing profile of students and researchers and the unprecedented growth of media in the non-Western world.
Transnational in its perspectives, Internationalizing Media Studies is a much-needed guide to the internationalization of media and its study in a global context.
About the Author
Daya Kishan Thussu is Professor of International Communication at the University of Westminster in London . The founder and Managing Editor of the journal Global Media and Communication, his key publications include News as Entertainment; Media on the Move; International Communication, and Electronic Empires.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Daya Kishan Thussu. Part I. Internationalizing Media Research 1. Why Internationalize Media Studies and How? 2. What Should Comparative Media Research Be Comparing? Towards a Transcultural Approach to ‘Media Cultures’ 3. Globalization Theories and Media Internationalization: A Critical Appraisal 4. Frames for Internationalizing Media Research 5. Media and Communication Studies Going Global. Part II. Broadening the Field of Media Studies 6. Globalizing Media Law and Policy 7. Changing Paradigms of Media Research and Practice in Contexts of Globalization and Terror 8. Comparative Media Law and Policy: Opportunities and Challenges 9. The Labouring of International Communication. Part III. Regional Perspectives on Internationalization 10. Asian Media Studies: The Struggle for International Legitimacy 11. Rethinking Chinese Media Studies: History, Political Economy and Culture 12. Media and Cultural Studies in the Arab World: Making Bridges to Local Discourses of Modernity 13. De-Sovietizing Russian Media Studies 14. Citizens’ Media as Political Subjects: Case of Community Radio in Colombia. Part IV. Pedagogic Parameters: Internationalizing Media Syllabi 15. Internationalizing Media Ethics Studies 16. Media Studies as an Academic Discipline 17. International Media Studies in the US Academy: A Sampling of Programmes and Textbooks 18. Re-Conceptualizing Media Studies in Africa 19. The Internationalization of the Internet and its Implications for Media Studies.