International Media Research

Author: John R. Corner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134667566
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International Media Research offers a rigorous and critical review of key approaches and concerns that have recently defined the field of media research. In this clearly argued collection of essays, the contributors analyze and reflect upon dominant themes and debates that have made media research an increasingly important element of cultural theory. The volume begins with a critical evaluation of the work of the leading media scholar, Elihu Katz, and continues with an exploration of the relationship between media studies and adjacent disciplines: cultural studies and gender and sexuality. Contributors drawn from Britain, America, Canada and Belgium consider the relationships between media research and media policy in different national and international contexts. Focusing on the European Union, East-Central Europe, North America and Latin America, chapters assess the impact of social, economic and political circumstances on policy debates and the shaping of the research agenda. The final chapter adopts a transatlantic perspective in tracing and analysing the history of the media's role in reporting war.

International Media Studies

Author: Divya McMillin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405172622
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International Media Studies is a bold introduction to the field that focuses on a de-centering of media epistemology to represent a more thorough world-view. A comprehensive textbook exploring the current state of media studies as it is being practised across the world Takes discussions about media studies beyond other textbooks, by situating the subject firmly in an international context appropriate to the globalized, 21st century Surveys our reception of a wide variety of media content and formats including television, magazines, fiction, newspapers, and popular music Considers both theoretical and much-needed ethnographic perspectives on media studies Showcases global and local media patterns in a variety of countries around the world, including examples from Asia, Africa, and Latin America

Latin Politics Global Media

Author: Elizabeth Fox
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 029278189X
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The globalization of media industries that began during the 1980s and 1990s occurred at the same time as the establishment of or return to democratic forms of government in many Latin American countries. In this volume of specially commissioned essays, thirteen well-known media experts examine how the intersection of globalization and democratization has transformed media systems and policies throughout Latin America. Following an extensive overview by editors Elizabeth Fox and Silvio Waisbord, the contributors investigate the interaction of local politics and global media in individual Latin American countries. Some of the issues they discuss include the privatization and liberalization of the media, the rise of media conglomerates, the impact of trade agreements on media industries, the role of the state, the mediazation of politics, the state of public television, and the role of domestic and global forces. The contributors address these topics with a variety of theoretical approaches, combining institutional, historical, economic, and legal perspectives.

Media In China

Author: Stephanie Hemelryk Donald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317973364
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Multinational media companies increasingly look to China as a highly important market for the future, but with what degree of confidence should they do so? Media in China is about a new kind of revolution in China - a revolution in which rapidly commercializing media industries confront slow-changing power relations between political, social and economic spheres. This interdisciplinary collection draws on the expertise of industry professionals, academic experts and cultural critics. It offers a variety of perspectives on audio-visual industries in the world's largest media market. In particular, the contributors examine television, film, music, commercial and political advertising, and new media such as the internet and multimedia. These essays explore evolving audience demographies, new patterns of media reception in regional centres, and the gradual internationalization of media content and foreign investment in China's broadcasting industries. This book will of use to students and professionals involved in media and communication, as well as anyone interested in contemporary China.

Central And Eastern European Media In Comparative Perspective

Author: Dr John Downey
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409476707
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Appearing more than twenty years after the revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe, this book could not have come at a more appropriate time; a time to take stock not only of the changes but also the continuities in media systems of the region since 1989. To what extent are media institutions still controlled by political forces? To what extent are media markets operating in Central and Eastern Europe? Do media systems in Central and Eastern Europe resemble media systems in other parts of Europe? The answers to these questions are not the same for each country in the region. Their experience is not homogeneous. An international line up of distinguished experts and emerging scholars methodically examine the different economic, political, cultural, and transnational factors affecting developments in media systems across Central and Eastern Europe. Whereas earlier works in the media system tradition have, in the main, adopted the political framework of comparative politics, the authors argue that media systems are also cultural and economic institutions and there are other critical variables that might explain certain outcomes better. Topics discussed range from political economy to gender inequality to the study of ethno-cultural diversity. This unmatched volume gives you the unique opportunity to study the growing field of comparative media analysis across Eastern and Western Europe. A valuable resource that goes beyond the field of media and cultural analysis which media scholars as well as to area specialists should not go without!

Critical Political Economy Of The Media

Author: Jonathan Hardy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136486496
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How the media are organised and funded is central to understanding their role in society. Critical Political Economy of the Media provides a clear, comprehensive and insightful introduction to the political economic analysis of contemporary media. Jonathan Hardy undertakes a critical survey of political economy scholarship encompassing worldwide literature, issues and debates, and relationships with other academic approaches. He assesses different ways of making sense of media convergence and digitalisation, media power and influence, and transformations across communication markets. Many of the problems of the media that prompted critical political economy research remain salient, he argues, but the approach must continue to adapt to new conditions and challenges. Hardy advances the case for a revitalised critical media studies for the 21st century. Topics covered include: media ownership and financing news and entertainment convergence and the Internet media globalisation advertising and media alternative media media policy and regulation Introducing key concepts and research, this book explains how political economy can assist students, researchers and citizens to investigate and address vital questions about the media today.

Textbooks In The Kaleidoscope

Author: Egil Børre Johnsen
Publisher: A Scandinavian University Press Publication
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How are textbooks compiled? Who decides what they should contain? How are textbooks used by teachers and students? How should they be used in the future. This groundbreaking new book is an international survey of the recent literature and research on textbooks. Looking at textbooks published in English, French, German, and the Nordic languages, the author discusses approaches, methods, and results in light of trends in general textbook theory. He also applies perspectives derived from the philosophy of science, education, and linguistics to three main approaches: process-oriented, use-oriented, and product-oriented textbook research. His results should prompt new thinking about several concepts that have traditionally dominated textbook research and the textbook genre.

Global Trends In Communication Education And Research

Author: Kenneth W. Y. Leung
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: 9781572736368
Size: 29.16 MB
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The objective of this book is to survey the trends of communication research and education in the 21st century from the viewpoints of many countries. Authors from these countries contribute their views on the trends, foci, issues and prospects of communication education and research in their specific locations.

Media Theories And Approaches

Author: Mark Balnaves
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230551619
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This is a manageable introduction to all the theories and approaches that make up media studies. The book is accompanied by extensive textual and online resources to give readers guidance at every step. Offering a truly global approach, this is a cutting edge text for today’s students seeking to understand worldwide media, past and present.