International Communication: A Reader

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-08
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This comprehensiveReaderbrings together seminal texts in media and communication from both traditional as well as more recent scholarship. Readings are drawn from an international range of scholars and organized to reflect the growing internationalization of the field, with clearly defined sections covering key aspects of global communication. In addition to the core academic readings, key policy documents are also included to demonstrate the development of the political, economic and technological infrastructure that underpins the global system of media and communication.

Table of Contents

Infrastructure for International Communication
Satellites and global communication
The global network society
Impact of WTO on global communication
Global media policy
Theoretical terrains
Media and modernization
Communication and post-colonialism
Development communication
Communication and digital capitalism
Global media systems
Media imperialism
Homogenizing media cultures?
The global media system
Contra-flow in global media
Anglo-American Media in decline?
Dominant and Alternative Discoureses
Cultural imperialism
Communication and cultural proximity
The Islamic Internet
Alternative media
Communication and Power
Global communication as ideology
Communication as propaganda
Soft Power
Media and sovereignty
Cultures of Global Communication
Global media consumption
Disjunctures of global culture
Cultures of diasporic media
Decentred globalization
Hybridity and globalization
Global creative convergence
Key Documents and Reports
Excerpt from: UNESCO The new world information and communication order. Resolutions 4/19 in Records of the General Conference Twenty-First Session, Belgrade, 23 September to 28 October, Paris: United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organisation, 1980
Excerpt from: MacBride Report Many voices, one world: communication and society today and tomorrow. International Commission for the Study of Communication Problems, Paris: UNESCO, 1980
Excerpt from: Annex on Telecommunications of General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), 1995
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Phonograms and Performances Treaty (WPPT), 1996
WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) 1996
Excerpt from: UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity. Adopted by the 31st Session of UNESCO's General Conference Paris, 2 November 2001
Google software principles, 2006
Excerpt from: UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Paris, 20 October 2005
The 33rd Session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Paris 3-21 October 2005
Excerpt from: Second Phase of the WSIS (16-18 November 2005, Tunis) Tunis Agenda for the Information Society WSIS-05/TUNIS/DOC/6
Excerpt from: Second Phase of the WSIS (16-18 November 2005, Tunis) Tunis Commitment WSIS-05/TUNIS/DOC/7
Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council Amending Council Directive 2007/65/EC which amends the Television
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