- Cees J Hamelink - University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Introduction to Mass Communication
"Comprehensive in its scope and scale, rigorously argued and richly illustrated with wide-ranging examples, this clearly written and user-friendly book from a veteran commentator on international communication will be valuable for students and scholars. Strongly recommended."
- Daya Thussu, Professor of International Communication, University of Westminster
Global Communication explores the history, present and future of global communication, introducing and explaining the theories, stories and flows of information and media that affect us all. Based on his experience teaching generations of students to critically examine the world of communication around them, Cees Hamelink helps readers understand the thinkers, concepts and questions in this changing landscape. This book:
- Explores the cultural, economic, political and social dimensions and consequences of global communication
- Introduces the key thinkers who have been inspirational to the field
- Teaches you to master the art of asking critical questions
- Takes you through concrete cases from UN summits to hot lines and cyber-surveillance
- Boosts your essay skills with a guided tour of the literature, including helpful comments and recommendations of what to cite
- Brings you directly into the classroom with a series of video lectures
This book guides students through the complex terrain of global communication, helping you become a critically informed participant in the ever-changing communication landscape. It is essential reading for students of communication and media studies.
The companion website gives you access to author videos where key concepts are and topics are explained in more depth, alongside a selection of free to access journal articles to deepen your understanding of key topics.
Hamelink provides us with a smart textbook on international communication that should become an inspirational source for teachers and students. With attention to theory, method, history and context – the book is a wise choice for anyone seeking to understand global communication.
This book is a valuable contribution to the backbone of Global Communications, which coherently consolidates information on the history, economy, politics, culture and flows of this emerging field. Perfect for students of our interlaced and complicated global futures.
Comprehensive in its scope and scale, rigorously argued and richly illustrated with wide-ranging examples, this clearly written and user-friendly book from a veteran commentator on international communication will be valuable for students and scholars. Strongly recommended.
The book is valuable and fits perfectly the objectives of the course I'm intending to teach.
I haven't adopted the book because I received the inspection copy a little bit late to place an order.
The online site is not available yet?!
A very interesting format, with lots of pertinent reflective questions by the end of each chapter. The "How to study global communication" chapter was very insightful, just as the last one, "Futures of global communication".
A discourse oriented introduction to global communication, especially suitable for general classes of international communication and international diplomacy.
An authoritative book that covers all the necessary points, from one of the distinguished academicians on global communications. Author's experience and special standpoint reflects from the pages.
An excelent textbook which provides an informative overview of global communication.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Global Communication: What is Global Communication?
Global Communication: Inequality and the Global Divide