International Communication and Globalization: A Critical Introduction


Edited by: Ali Mohammadi

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    Oliver Boyd-Barrett is Director, Distance Learning, at the Centre for Mass Communication Research, University of Leicester. He has written extensively on the international news agencies, news flow, and media education. Recent books include The Globalization of News (with Terhi Rantanen, eds, Sage, forthcoming); and Approaches to Media (with Chris Newbold, eds, 1995).

    James Halloran is currently Research and Emeritus Professor at the University of Leicester. He was Director of the Centre for Mass Communication Research from when he founded it in 1996 to 1991, and was President of the International Association for Mass Communication Research (of which he is now Honorary Life President) from 1972 to 1990. He has acted as consultant to UNESCO, the Council of Europe, and to many media and educational institutions, and he is the author of numerous books and articles on the media and the various aspects of the communication process.

    Cees Hamelink is Professor of International Communication at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was President of the International Association for Mass Communication Research from 199094. His publications include Global Communications and Cultural Autonomy (1983), Finance and Information (1983), Transnational Data in the Information Age (1984), The Technology Gamble (1988), and Trends in World Communication (1994).

    Richard Maxwell is the author of The Spectacle of Democracy: Spanish Television, Nationalism, and Political Transition (University of Minnesota Press, 1995) and numerous articles and chapters on international communication and political economy of media and culture.

    Ali Mohammadi is Reader in International Communication and Cultural Studies at Nottingham Trent University. He has co-authored, with A. Sreberny Mohammadi, Small Media, Big Revolution: Communication and Culture, and the Iranian Revolution (1994) and co-edited Questioning the Media (1995).

    Ralph Negrine is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Mass Communication Research, University of Leicester. He has edited books on the ‘new’ media and written on many aspects of communications policy. His most recent book is The Communication of Politics (1996) also published by Sage.

    Majid Tehranian is Professor of International Communication at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Director of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. His most recent books include Technologies of Power: Information Machines and Democratic Prospects (1990) and Restructuring for World Peace: On the Threshold of the 21st Century (1992).

    Katharine Kia Tehranian is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her latest publications are Restructuring for World Peace: On the Threshold of the 21st Century (1992) and Modernity, Space, and Power: The American City in Discourse and Practice (1995).

    John Tomlins on is Principal Lecturer and Head of the Centre for Research in International Communication and Culture at Nottingham Trent University. He has contributed to several journals on social theory, cultural imperialism, and globalization. His most recent book is Cultural Imperialism: A Critical Introduction (1991).


    I would like to thank Dr Robert Bennett at Coventry University for his sincere editorial comments and support, and Professor Richard Johnson at the Centre for Research in International Communication and Culture for reading each individual chapter and providing valuable insights. Thanks also to Frances Banks, the secretary of the English and Media Studies Department for her kind and usual help. I would also like to thank Dr John Tomlinson, the head of CRICC, for his encouragement and useful discussion.

    I would like to dedicate this volume to the memory of Dr Ali Assadi-Nik, the first generation of Western-educated Communication Researcher in Iran.

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