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Internationalizing Media Studies

Internationalizing Media Studies

By: Daya Kishan Thussu (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th May 2009
ISBN: 9780415455305
Number Of Pages: 320

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The explosion of transnational information flows, made possible by new technologies and institutional changes (economic, political and legal) has profoundly affected the study of global media. At the same time, the globalization of media combined with the globalization of higher education means that the research and teaching of the subject faces immediate and profound challenges, not only as the subject of enquiry but also as the means by which researchers and students undertake their studies.


Edited by a leading scholar of global communication, this collection of essays by internationally-acclaimed scholars from around the world aims to stimulate a debate about the imperatives for internationalizing media studies by broadening its remit, including innovative research methodologies, taking account of regional and national specificities and pedagogic necessities warranted by the changing profile of students and researchers and unprecedented growth of media in non-Western world.


Transnational in its perspectives, Internationalizing Media Studies is a much-needed guide to the internationalization of media and its study in a global context.

"For far too long, media studies has been dominated by people who could only research and write in English. The result has been effortless extrapolations from very specific realities (the US and the UK) to explain the entire, rich (and poor) world of the media. That is no longer sustainable, as Daya Thussu and his contributors show us in this dynamic and profound book. A way forward for all."





Toby Miller, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, University of California, Riverside, USA





"Globalization poses dramatic new challenges for media studies, challenges that most scholars have failed to take up. This impressive collection of essays ranges across disciplines, methodologies, and geographical contexts to suggest important new directions for research and pedagogy in the field of media studies."





Michael Curtin, Mellichamp Professor of Global Media Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

"This is a timely and pertinent reflection on media going global by leading scholars in the field, probing and critical."

Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Notes on contributorsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Internationalizing media researchp. 11
Why internationalize media studies and how?p. 13
What should comparative media research be comparing? Towards a transcultural approach to 'media cultures'p. 32
Globalization theories and media internationalization: a critical appraisalp. 48
Frames for internationalizing media researchp. 61
Media and communication studies going globalp. 75
Broadening the field of media studiesp. 91
Globalizing media law and policyp. 93
Changing paradigms of media research and practice in contexts of globalization and terrorp. 116
Comparative media law and policy: opportunities and challengesp. 131
The labouring of international communicationp. 147
Regional perspectives on internationalizationp. 163
Asian media studies: the struggle for international legitimacyp. 165
Rethinking Chinese media studies: history, political economy and culturep. 175
Media and cultural studies in the Arab world: making bridges to local discourses of modernityp. 196
De-Sovietizing Russian media studiesp. 214
Citizens' media as political subjects: the case of community radio in Colombiap. 228
Pedagogic parameters: internationalizing media syllabip. 247
Internationalizing media ethics studiesp. 249
Media studies as an academic disciplinep. 254
International media studies in the US academy: a sampling of programmes and textbooksp. 267
Re-conceptualizing media studies in Africap. 277
The internationalization of the internet and its implications for media studiesp. 294
Indexp. 308
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ISBN: 9780415455305
ISBN-10: 0415455308
Series: Internationalizing Media Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 11th May 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.23  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1

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