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Global Communications: Toward a Transcultural Political Economy

Global Communications: Toward a Transcultural Political Economy (Paperback)

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This provocative book takes a new approach toward understanding the uneven flows of global communications, focusing on areas of the state, the market, and society. Wielding a political-economic view of communication and culture, this international group of authors follows interesting developments, from communication NGOs in Africa to affirmative action in India's information technology job market. Other cases spotlight China, Singapore, Venezuela, Palestine, Arab nations, Ghana, Canada, the United States, Russia, and the European Union. Theoretically driven and empirically grounded, Global Communications avoids alarmist or celebratory approaches.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesCommunication studiesSport & Hobbies Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 01/04/2008 ISBN-13: 9780742540453  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Paula Chakravartty is associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of several articles on the political economy and culture of high-tech development in India, as well as on migration, labor, and nationalism in India and the U.S. She is the coauthor of Globalization and Media Policy and her current research focuses on the politics of info-development and civil society in Brazil and India. Yuezhi Zhao is professor of communication and Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Global Communication at Simon Fraser University, Canada. She is the author of Media, Market, Democracy in China and Communication in China: Political Economy, Power, and Conflict, coauthor of Sustaining Democracy? and coeditor of Democratizing Global Media.

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