Global Information and World Communication: New Frontiers in International Relations

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SAGE, Feb 24, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 288 pages
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The new edition of this major work offers a comprehensive analysis of international communication systems and the global flow of information. Hamid Mowlana places the analysis of global mass media and other forms of communication within a critical overview of international and intercultural relations.

Extensively rewritten and revised, Global Information and World Communication deals with the phenomenon of global information flow in all contexts - political, economic, cultural, technological, legal and professional. Mowlana illustrates how different communication strategies and systems have contributed to the creation of powerful interests and have altered the global scene. He takes into account recent events and shows how these have challenged basic assumptions and theories, enabling the debate about communication and world society to embrace broader concepts of world politics, information economy, cultural ecology and international development.

 

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Contents

New Frontiers in International Relations
1
A Framework of Analysis
23
Designing the Worlds Symbolic Environment
40
National and International Images
66
From Books to Computers
90
Transnational Data Flows
107
Travel and Tourism
131
Intercultural Communication
146
Developing Communication Systems and Policies
168
The Emerging Orders
185
From Functionalism to Postmodernism and Beyond
207
The Crisis of Our Age
234
Index
261
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Hamid Mowlana is Professor of International Relations, and the founding director of the Division of International Communication at the School of International Service, The American University, Washington DC, since 1968. He is President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).

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