This provocative book takes a new approach toward understanding the uneven flows of global communications, focusing on areas of the state, the market, and society. Wielding a political-economic view of communication and culture, this international group of authors follows interesting developments, from communication NGOs in Africa to affirmative action in India's information technology job market. Other cases spotlight China, Singapore, Venezuela, Palestine, Arab nations, Ghana, Canada, the United States, Russia, and the European Union. Theoretically driven and empirically grounded, Global Communications avoids alarmist or celebratory approaches.
Introduction -- The state in multiple modernities -- Communication and the socialist legacy of the Chinese state in the era of transnational capitalism / Yuezhi Zhao -- Media, power, and responses to globalization: the case of post-communist Russia / Olessia Koltsova -- Regional crisis, personal solutions: the media's role in securing neo-liberal hegemony in Singapore / Soek-Fang Sim -- Governance and legitimacy: the case of the European Union / Katherine Sarikakis -- Media, democracy and the state in Venezuela's 'Bolivarian Revolution' / Robert Duffy and Robert Everton -- Market subsumption and cultural transformation -- Transnational media flows and cultural (dis)connections in East Asia / Koichi Iwabuchi -- Local and global sites of power in the circulation of Ghanania Adinkra / Boatema Boateng -- A transcultural political economy of the Arab television industry / Marwan Kraidy -- Rethinking the Spanish-language media market in the U.S. / Mari Casta??eda -- Civil society and translocal publics -- Gender and empire-building: performing femininities in the war on terrorism / Sunera Thobani -- Non-governmental organizations, communication and power in Sub-Saharan Africa / Arthur Martins-Aginam -- Move over Bangalore, here comes Palestine: Western funding and 'Internet development' / Helga Tawil Souri -- Labor in or as civil society: workers and subaltern publics in India's information economy / Paula Chakravarty -- References.
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 15th August 2012
Publisher: University Press of America