Media Imperialism: Continuity and Change

Media Imperialism: Continuity and Change


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Media Imperialism: Continuity and Change advances applied theoretical research on 21st century media imperialism. The volume includes established and emerging researchers in international communications who examine the geopolitical, economic, technological and cultural dimensions of 21st century media imperialism. The volume highlights and challenges how news, entertainment and social media uphold unequal power relations in the world.

Written in an accessible style, this volume marries conceptual, theoretical sophistication, and concrete illustration with rich case studies and global examples. Chapters cover the complete media spectrum, from social media to Hollywood, to news and national propaganda in national and transnational analyses. Readers will find discussions that range from soft power and China to the USA’s empire of the internet to the rise of “Chindia” in a post-American media world.

The volume is essential reading for upper level undergraduate, postgraduate and research communities across a wide range disciplines in the social science and the humanities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538121559
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/19/2019
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.97(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joseph Oliver Boyd-Barrett is Professor Emeritus at Bowling Green State University.

Tanner Mirrlees is Associate Professor in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's Communication and Digital Media Studies program, and the Vice-President of the Canadian Communication Association (CCA).

Table of Contents

Media Imperialism: Continuity and Change, an Introduction
Oliver Boyd-Barrett and Tanner Mirrlees

Part 1 – Contextualizing and Conceptualizing Empire and Media imperialism

Chapter 1 - Media and Cultural Imperialism: Genealogy of an Idea
Oliver Boyd-Barrett

Chapter 2 - Historicizing and Theorizing Media and Cultural Imperialism
Kaarle Nordenstreng, Marko Ampuja & Juha Koivisto

Chapter 3 – The US Empire and Cultural Imperialism: A Reconceptualization and 20th Century Retrospective
Tanner Mirrlees

Part 2 –The News, War and Propaganda

Chapter 4 - Western News Media, Propaganda and Pretexts for Neoliberal War
Oliver Boyd-Barrett

Chapter 5 – “RussiaGate”: The Construction of the Enemy
Gerald Sussman

Chapter 6 – The Great Game for EurAsia and the Skripal Affair
Oliver Boyd-Barrett

Chapter 7 - Propaganda, Manipulation and the Exercise of Imperial Power: From Media Imperialism to Informational Imperialism
Piers Robinson

Part 3 – Hollywood, War and Militainment

Chapter 8 - Socialism by Stealth? Governmental Subvention and Hollywood
Toby Miller

Chapter 9 - The US Embassy-Hollywood Complex: The Sony Pictures Hack and 21st century media Imperialism
Paul Moody

Chapter 10 – Dispatches from the Militainment Empire
Roger Stahl

Chapter 11 - Global Executioner: Legitimizing Drone Warfare through Hollywood Movies
Erin Steuter and Geoff Martin

Part 4 –The Internet, Social Media and Platform Imperialism

Chapter 12 – Guarding Public Values in a Connective World: Challenges for Europe.
José van Dijck

Chapter 13 - Facebook’s Platform Imperialism: The Economics and Geopolitics of Social Media
Dal Yong Jin

Chapter 14 - New Global Music Distribution System, Same Old Linguistic Hegemony? Analyzing English on Spotify
Christof Demont-Heinrich

Chapter 15 – “Weaponizing” the Internet and World Wide Web, for Empire: Platforming Capitalism, Data-Veillance, Public Diplomacy and Cyber-Warfare
Tanner Mirrlees

Part 5 – Development Communication, Global Divides and Cultural Imperialism

Chapter 16 - Cultural Autonomy in the 1970s and Beyond: Toward Cultural Justice
Cees Hamelink

Chapter 17 - Cultural Imperialism and Development Communication for Social Change
Mohan Dutta

Chapter 18 - Mapping Power in Women’s Empowerment Projects in Global Development
Karin Gwinn Wilkins

Part 6 - Rising Media Empires: The Case of China

Chapter 19 – China: An Emerging Cultural Imperialist
Colin Sparks

Chapter 20 – The Empire’s New Clothes: Political Priorities and Corporate Ambitions in China’s Drive for Global Ascendency
Graham Murdoch

Chapter 21 – Not (yet) The Chinese Century: The Endurance of the US Empire and its Cultural Industries
Tanner Mirrlees

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