Global Communications: Toward a Transcultural Political Economy (Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture)

Global Communications: Toward a Transcultural Political Economy (Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture)

By: Yuezhi Zhao (editor), Paula Chakravartty (editor)Paperback

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This provocative book takes a new approach toward understanding the uneven flows of global communications, focusing on areas of the state, the market, and society. Wielding a political-economic view of communication and culture, this international group of authors follows interesting developments, from communication NGOs in Africa to affirmative action in India's information technology job market. Other cases spotlight China, Singapore, Venezuela, Palestine, Arab nations, Ghana, Canada, the United States, Russia, and the European Union. Theoretically driven and empirically grounded, Global Communications avoids alarmist or celebratory approaches.

About Author

Paula Chakravartty is associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of several articles on the political economy and culture of high-tech development in India, as well as on migration, labor, and nationalism in India and the U.S. She is the coauthor of Globalization and Media Policy and her current research focuses on the politics of info-development and civil society in Brazil and India. Yuezhi Zhao is professor of communication and Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Global Communication at Simon Fraser University, Canada. She is the author of Media, Market, Democracy in China and Communication in China: Political Economy, Power, and Conflict, coauthor of Sustaining Democracy? and coeditor of Democratizing Global Media.


Introduction Part I: The State and Communication Politics in Multiple Modernities Chapter 1: Neoliberal Strategies, Socialist Legacies: Communication and State Transformation in China Chapter 2: Media, State, and Responses to Globalization: The Case of Post-Communist Russia Chapter 3: Regional Crisis, Personal Solutions: The Media's Role in Securing Neoliberal Hegemony in Singapore Chapter 4: Governance and Legitimacy: The Case of the European Union Chapter 5: Media, Democracy, and the State in Venezuela's "Bolivarian Revolution" Part II: Embedded Markets and Cultural Transformations Chapter 6: Cultures of Empire: Transnational Media Flows and Cultural (Dis)Connections in East Asia Chapter 7: Local and Global Sites of Power in the Circulation of Ghanaian Adinkra Chapter 8: A Transcultural Political Economy of the Arab Television Industry Chapter 9: Rethinking the Spanish-language Media Market in the U.S. Part III: Civil Society and Multiple Publics Chapter 10: Gender and Empire: Performing Femininities in the War on Terrorism Chapter 11: Neoliberalism, Nongovernmental Organizations, and Communication in Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter 12: Move Over Bangalore, Here Comes . . . Palestine? Western Funding and "Internet Development" in the Shrinking Palestinian State Chapter 13: Labor in or as Civil Society? Workers and Subaltern Publics in India's Information Economy References

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  • ISBN13: 9780742540453
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 372
  • ID: 9780742540453
  • weight: 558
  • ISBN10: 0742540456

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