Against a background of rapid technological change, the impact of global communication on national cultures and societies has become a dynamic area of critical enquiry. International Communication and Globalization offers a timely overview of the rapidly expanding area of media and communication studies. Leading contributors offer a range of perspectives on the relationship between the process of globalization and international communication. Individual chapters examine the impact of market relations, deregulation and technology of Third World countries, as well as the ethics of the global communications industry. International Communication and Globalization makes an important intervention in
Part II: An Overview of Communication Technology, Deregulation Policy and their Impact on the Developing Countries
In the first section of this book we looked at the directions and contradictions of communication research, and the problems with, and obstacles to, international communication and globalization research. In this section we take a look at communication technology and the rapid changes which have occurred in the field of international communication and globalization process.
The recent convergence of computers and telecommunications means moving from communicating via a wire telephone network to very sophisticated electronic-based communication. Negrine's chapter looks at the development of information technology and the various changes which digital signals brought into operation, facilitating data flow and ...