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The Media and Globalization

3.27  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
This is a necessary and very original book that really does address the lack of attention to media in previous discussions about globalization'

- 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 glo
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 23rd 2004 by Sage Publications Ltd (first published January 1st 2004)
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Jan 12, 2009 Sangjoon rated it it was ok
This book explores the question of mediated globalization and its consequences. If the role of media and communication is not only acknowledged but also explored, what are the consequences of globalization? Although the starting point of this book is the acknowledgement of media and communications in the process of globalization, it does not claim that they are the only process that matter. As many globalization theorists have observed, the term ‘connectivity’ encapsulates many of the ...more
Feb 16, 2011 Johan rated it liked it
Read this one for a university class on globalization, culture and media. It's a basic introduction to these fields and a good starting point. The method of mediagraphies is a novel one and I liked how three families where followed through time and place in relation to how they have been affected by globalization. The personal thouch by the author is pretty neat (her own familiy is one that is followed) and I got a rare feeling of getting to know the person behind the text.
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