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

International Communication and Globalization: Contradictions and Directions

International communication and globalization: Contradictions and directions

In this chapter, Boyd-Barrett surveys the various concepts of globalization across many different disciplines and discourses. He relates this concept to the development of international communication research through its various phases across the twentieth century. From the pigeon to the advent of satellite communication technology this chapter explores the many tensions about the research directions and contradictions in this contested field Of great significance here was the growing discontent in the liberated ex-colonial countries, based on the realization that formal political freedom was not accompanied by freedom from the global system of capitalism.

In this chapter you will find a brief discussion of dependency discourse and globalization discourse, and to study of media ...

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