Communications Media, Globalization, and Empire

Communications Media, Globalization, and Empire

Distribution: World
Publication date: 02/20/2007
Format: Paperback 8 b&w illus.
ISBN: 978-0-861-96660-8
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In Communications Media, Globalization, and Empire, an international team of experts analyze and critique the political economy of media communications worldwide. Their analysis takes particular account of the sometimes conflicting pressures of globalization and "neo-imperialism." The first is commonly defined as the dismantling of barriers to trade and cultural exchange and responds significantly to lobbying of the world’s largest corporations, including media corporations. The second concerns U.S. pursuit of national security interests as response to "terrorism," at one level and, at others, to intensifying competition among both nations and corporations for global natural resources.

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Oliver Boyd-Barrett is Professor in the Department of Communication, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
1. Globzlization, Media, and Empire: An Introduction by Oliver Boyd-Barrett
I. Global Media or Local Media Globalized?
2. Cosmopolitans and Conquistadors: Empires, Nations, and Networks by Graham Murdock
3. Film and Globalization by Toby Miller and Richard Maxwell
4. Cyberspace, Globalization, and US Empire by Oliver Boyd-Barrett
II. Regulation and Cultural Competition
5. Globalization, Public Service Broadcasting, and Citizen Responses by Granville Williams
6. Regulating globalization: Domestic Response to International Investment in China's Media Market by Jia Lin
III. Global, National and Local—Mutual Accommodations
7. Xinhua News Agency and Globalization: Negotiating Between the Global, the Local, and the National by Xin Xin
8. Localization Strategies of International Media Companies: Entering India in the 1990s by Geetika Pathania-Jain
9. Transnational Media and National Vision: Television in Liberalized Indian by Anshu Chatterjee
10. Hispanic Media Globalization by Mercedes Medina
IV. Global Media, Global Economy
11. Deregulation, Privatization, and the Changing Global Media Environment by Richard A. Gershon
12. Global Advertising in Asia: Penetration and Transformation of the Transnational Advertising Agencies by Kwangmi Ko Kim
13. Toward Globalization or Localization: Multinational Advertising in Eastern Europe by Izabella Zandberg
14. Global Corporations, Global Public Relations by Liese L. Hutchinson and John J. Pauly