The Media and Globalization
- Terhi Rantanen - London School of Economics, UK, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Communication and Media Studies (General)
- James Lull, San Jose State University
There is practically no globalization without media and communications. Yet this relationship is so obvious it is often overlooked. Rantanen challenges conventional ways of thinking about globalization and shows it cannot be understood without studying the role of the media.
This book offers:
- a clear and accessible overview of globalization and the pivotal role of the media
- an introduction to the concepts and theories of globalization
- empirical data on the production and consumption of media
- a methodology for relating individual, local experiences to the global picture
Rantanen has made this complex and huge subject very accessible by using personal histories and pictures to engage the reader.
It will be invaluable to students in international media, cultural studies, communications and international relations.
Highly recommended for its deep content, enriching debates and excellent detail for students.
A very good resource offering a wider perpective on media influence on a global scale.
This book looks at the links between globalization, media and communications, and the essential role which media and communications have played in fast tracking the process of globalisation. Well structured book, indepth and appropriate analyses and stimulating points for debate - an essential companion for any student in media, communication or cultural studies.