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Advancing Comparative Media and Communication Research





ISBN 9781138895997
Published June 22, 2017 by Routledge
266 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

A comparative approach to media and communication research plays an important, if not indispensable, role in achieving a core mission of researchers: to delimit the generality and specificity of media and communication theories, enabling researchers to more readily identify the influence of social, political and cultural contexts in shaping media and communication phenomena. To de-Westernize and internationalize media and communication studies has thus become the way forward for overcoming the parochialism of mainstream media and communication studies. This volume reflects on what comparative media and communication research has achieved or failed to achieve, the epistemological and theoretical challenges it is facing, and the new directions in which it should be heading.

Table of Contents

Introduction



Joseph M. Chan & Francis L. F. Lee



1. Mapping Comparative Communication Research: What the Literature Reveals



Clement Y. K. So



2. Can We Compare Media Systems?



Colin Sparks



3. Mapping Comparative Research on Television Foreign News



Akiba Cohen



4. The Unbearable Lightness of Communication for Development and Social Change



Jan Servaes



5. Comparative Guanxi Research Following the Commensurability/Incommensurability (C/I) Model



Georgette Wang and Christine Y. H. Huang



6. Beyond Positivism of Big Data Analysis – Towards Discursive Geographies and The ‘Reflexive’ Interdependence of Communicative Relations



Ingrid Volkmer



7. Thinking Through the City: A Comparative, Ecological And Globally-Oriented Approach



Myria Georgiou



8. Broadening Conceptions of Mobile and its Social Dynamics



William H. Dutton, Frank Hangler, and Ginette Law



9. The Global-Local Communication Synchronization: China’s Response to the SARS Outbreak and the Air Pollution Crisis



Joseph M. Chan and Zhifei Mao



10. Domestication of Foreign News Considered Comparatively: Variable Applications and Relationships with Audience Interests



Francis L.F. Lee



11. Cultural Capital and Affect at Work: A Case Study of the Korean and Chinese TV Drama Meteor Shower



Anthony Fung and Keysook Choe



12. Research Network and Comparative Communication Studies: Practice and Reflections



Joseph M. Chan

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Editor(s)

Biography

Joseph M. Chan is Research and Emeritus Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.



Francis L.F. Lee is Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.