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The Media and Globalization

The Media and Globalization

First Edition
  • Terhi Rantanen - London School of Economics, UK, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

December 2004 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`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.

Theorizing Media and Globalization
A History of Mediated Globalization
Time, Place and Space
Mediated Cosmopolitanism?

"As an exercise in further expanding the frontiers of the media and communication in the globalization debate, the book has made a significant contribution."

Emile McAnany
Santa Clara University

Highly recommended for its deep content, enriching debates and excellent detail for students.

Mr Lewis Simpson
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
June 16, 2015

A very good resource offering a wider perpective on media influence on a global scale.

media studies , Hackney college
January 6, 2014

This book looks at the links between globalization, media and communications, and the essential role which media and communications have played in fast tracking the process of globalisation. Well structured book, indepth and appropriate analyses and stimulating points for debate - an essential companion for any student in media, communication or cultural studies.

Dr Samantha Leonard
Department of Development Studies, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
September 23, 2013

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