The Media and Globalization

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SAGE, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 180 pages
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`This is a necessary and very original book that really does address the lack of attention to media in previous discussions about globalization'

- James Lull, San Jose State University

There is practically no globalization without media and communications. Yet this relationship is so obvious it is often overlooked. Rantanen challenges conventional ways of thinking about globalization and shows it cannot be understood without studying the role of the media.

This book offers:

- a clear and accessible overview of globalization and the pivotal role of the media

- an introduction to the concepts and theories of globalization

- empirical data on the production and consumption of media

- a methodology for relating individual, local experiences to the global picture

Rantanen has made this complex and huge subject very accessible by using personal histories and pictures to engage the reader.

It will be invaluable to students in international media, cultural studies, communications and international relations.

  

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Contents

Theorizing Media and Globalization
1
A History of Mediated Globalization
19
Time Place and Space
46
Homogenization
74
Heterogenization
93
per cent
115
Mediated Cosmopolitanism?
119
Conclusion
141
Acknowledgements
166
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About the author (2005)

Terhi Rantanen (MSc, LicSc, DocSc, Docent, Helsinki University) is Professor in Global Media and Communications. Her books include When News Was New (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) The Media and Globalization (Sage, 2005), The Global and the National. Media and Communications in Post-Communist Russia (Rowman & Littlefield: 2002), The Globalization of News (with O. Boyd-Barrett, Sage: 1998), 'Maailman ihmeellisin asia'. Johdatus viestinnän oppihistoriaan ('Of All Affairs, Communication is the Most Wonderful.' An Introduction to the History of Communication Research) in collaboration with M. Ampuja, The Finnish Open University: 1997), Foreign News in Imperial Russia: The Relationship between International and Russian News Agencies, 1856-1914 (Federation of Finnish Scientific Societies: 1990) and 'STT:n uutisia' sadan vuoden varrelta' ('News from the Finnish News Agency, STT: One Hundred Years') (Weilin & Göös: 1987).

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