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International Communication and Globalization
A Critical Introduction

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May 2010 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Communication between nations is being transformed in ways unthinkable even a generation ago. As the pace of this revolution increases so does the need to address the impact of this process on culture and society. International Communication and Globalization provides an essential and timely survey of the area. The contributors trace the development of international communication while also offering new approaches to this complex and rapidly-growing field of media and communication studies. The essays in this volume scrutinize the impact of market relations, deregulation, and technology of the countries of the Third World, as well as the ethics of the global communication industry. This collection offers a range of perspectives on the relationship between the globalization of process and international communication and, as such, makes an important intervention in current debates about media, technology, and society. International Communication and Globalization is an essential resource for all students of communication, media, and international relations.

 
Introduction
A Critical Reader in International Communication and Globalization in a Post Modern World  
 
PART ONE: RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND GLOBALIZATION: CONTRADICTIONS AND DIRECTIONS
Oliver Boyd-Barrett
International Communication and Globalization
Contradictions and Directions  
James Halloran
International Communication Research
Opportunities and Obstacles  
 
PART TWO: AN OVERVIEW OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, DEREGULATION POLICY AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Ralph Negrine
Communications Technologies
An Overview  
Ali Mohammadi
Communication and the Globalization Process in the Developing World
 
PART THREE: THE NEW PARADIGM AND GLOBAL MORALITY
Cees Hamelink
International Communication
Global Market and Morality  
Majid Tehranian and Katherin Kia Tehranian
Taming Modernity
Towards a New Paradigm  
 
PART FOUR: GLOBALIZATION, CULTURE AND THE CONTROL OF DIFFERENCE
John Tomlinson
Cultural Globalization and Cultural Imperialism
Richard Maxwell
International Communication
The Control of Difference and the Global Market  

`This volume is most welcome, for its authors provide useful maps of recent developments in international communication and chart future implicationsfor globalization. And they do more. They make judgments about what such developments mean for human freedom, social justice, and the quality of social life. They describe the past, present and future of international communications, examine several schools of thought that try to make sense of recent changes, and explore and evaluate some of the consequences.' - Contingencies and Crisis Management

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