Internationalizing Media Studies

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-06-17
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This collection of essays by leading scholars from around the world aims to stimulate a debate about the imperatives for internationalizing media studies, and provides much-needed material on the dynamics of the media studies field in a global context. Lively and current case studies are included within the essays to exemplify the main arguments.

Author Biography

Daya Kishan Thussu is Professor of International Communication at the University of Westminster in London. The founder and managing editor of the journal Global Media and Communication, his key publications include News as Entertainment, Media on the Move, International Communication and Electronic Empires.

Table of Contents

Notes on contributorsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Internationalizing media researchp. 11
Why internationalize media studies and how?p. 13
What should comparative media research be comparing? Towards a transcultural approach to 'media cultures'p. 32
Globalization theories and media internationalization: a critical appraisalp. 48
Frames for internationalizing media researchp. 61
Media and communication studies going globalp. 75
Broadening the field of media studiesp. 91
Globalizing media law and policyp. 93
Changing paradigms of media research and practice in contexts of globalization and terrorp. 116
Comparative media law and policy: opportunities and challengesp. 131
The labouring of international communicationp. 147
Regional perspectives on internationalizationp. 163
Asian media studies: the struggle for international legitimacyp. 165
Rethinking Chinese media studies: history, political economy and culturep. 175
Media and cultural studies in the Arab world: making bridges to local discourses of modernityp. 196
De-Sovietizing Russian media studiesp. 214
Citizens' media as political subjects: the case of community radio in Colombiap. 228
Pedagogic parameters: internationalizing media syllabip. 247
Internationalizing media ethics studiesp. 249
Media studies as an academic disciplinep. 254
International media studies in the US academy: a sampling of programmes and textbooksp. 267
Re-conceptualizing media studies in Africap. 277
The internationalization of the internet and its implications for media studiesp. 294
Indexp. 308
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