Global Communications: Toward a Transcultural Political Economy

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Paula Chakravartty, Yuezhi Zhao
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008 - 359 lappuses
This provocative book takes a new approach toward understanding the uneven flows of global communications. Rather than guiding its discussion by geography, types of media, or traditional separations of power and resistance, Global Communications examines political economic power and communication in relation to historically specific encounters with modernity. It underscores lived experiences in its approach to globalization showing that the state and the market can both be sites of empowerment, just as civil society might also be a site of repression. Taking a political-economic analysis of communication and culture, this dynamic group of international authors looks beyond developments in the North American information and culture industries to map new forms of citizenship and exclusion. The chapters spotlight China, Ghana, India, Japan, Palestine, Russia, Singapore, and Venezuela, and foreground the transnational formations of the European Union, the pan-Arab and Spanish-speaking markets, and civil society actors in sub-Saharan African, the Middle East, and North America. Theoretically driven and empirically grounded, Global Communications defines communication broadly to include production, circulation, and consumption and addresses urgent questions about the inequalities of globalization and the possibilities of hybrid cultural forms and practices.

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Introduction Toward a Transcultural Political Economy of Global Communications
1
THE STATE AND COMMUNICATION POLITICS IN MULTIPLE MODERNITIES
21
Neoliberal Strategies Socialist Legacies Communication and State Transformation in China
23
Media State and Responses to Globalization in PostCommunist Russia
51
Regional Crisis Personal Solutions The Medias Role in Securing Neoliberal Hegemony in Singapore
75
Regulating the Consciousness Industry in the European Union Legitimacy Identity and the Changing State
95
Media Democracy and the State in Venezuelas Bolivarian Revolution
113
EMBEDDED MARKETS AND CULTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS
141
Rethinking the US SpanishLanguage Media Market in an Era of Deregulation
201
CIVIL SOCIETY AND MULTIPLE PUBLICS
217
Gender and Empire Veilomentaries and the War on Terror
219
Neoliberalism Nongovernmental Organizations and Communication in SubSaharan Africa
243
Move Over Bangalore Here Comes Palestine? Western Funding and Internet Development in the Shrinking Palestinian State
263
Labor In or As Civil Society? Workers and Subaltern Publics in Indias Information Society
285
References
309
Index
343

Cultures of Empire Transnational Media Flows and Cultural DisConnections in East Asia
143
Local and Global Sites of Power in the Circulation of Ghanaian Adinkra
163
Critical Transculturalism and Arab Reality Television A Preliminary Theoretical Exploration
189
About the Contributors
357
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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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