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

Introduction

Introduction

International Communication and Globalization offers the opportunity to read critically in the field of communication studies: to read with awareness and to consider key international issues. It is the first reader of its kind. It offers basic chapters and summaries of research, new approaches to studying international communication, and an understanding of how this communication operates in relation to the process of globalization in a postmodern world. At the end of each chapter you will find a list of questions to help you in your studying and revision.

In this introduction we look at some of the key terms of our title and outline the order of topics in the book.

International Communication

International communication is a complex and fast-growing sub-field within the major field of communication ...

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