This comprehensive Reader brings together seminal texts in media and communication from both traditional as well as more recent scholarship.
Readings are drawn from an international range of scholars and organized to reflect the growing internationalization of the field, with clearly defined sections covering key aspects of global communication. In addition to the core academic readings, key policy documents are also included to demonstrate the development of the political, economic and technological infrastructure that underpins the global system of media and communication.
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 Internationalizing Media Studies; News as Entertainment; Media on the Move; International Communication, and Electronic Empires.
Part 1: Infrastructure for International Communication 1. Satellites and Global Communication Joseph Pelton 2. The Global Network Society Manuel Castells 3. Impact of WTO on Global Communication Eli Noam 4. Global Media Policy Marc Raboy Part 2: Theoretical Terrains 5. Media and Modernization Daniel Lerner 6. Communication and Post-Colonialism Raka Shome & Radha Hegde 7. Development Communication Srinivas Melkote 8. Communication and Digital Capitalism Dan Schiller Part 3: Global Media Systems 9. Media Imperialism Oliver Boyd-Barrett 10. Homogenizing Media Cultures? Daniel Hallin & Poulo Mancini 11. The Global Media System Robert McChesney 12. Contra-flow in Global Media Daya Thussu 13. Anglo-American Media in Decline? Jeremy Tunstall Part 4: Dominant and Alternative Discourses 14. Cultural Imperialism Herbert Schiller 15. Communication and Cultural Proximity Joseph Straubhaar 16. The Islamic Internet Lina Khatib 17. Alternative Media John Downing Part 5: Communication and Power 18. Global Communication as Ideology Armand Mattelart 19. Communication as Propaganda Harold Lasswell 20. Soft Power Joseph Nye 21. Media and Sovereignty Monroe Price Part 6: Cultures of Global Communication 22. Global Media Consumption Elihu Katz & Tamar Leibes 23. Disjunctures of Global Culture Arjun Appadurai 24. Cultures of Diasporic Media Karim H. Karim 25. Decentred Globalization Kochi Iwabuchi 26. Hybridity and Globalization Marwan Kraidy 27. Global Creative Convergence Mark Deuze