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Advancing Comparative Media and Communication Research

1st Edition

Edited by Joseph M. Chan, Francis L. F. Lee

Routledge

266 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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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.

Reviews

"Comparative communication research is vitally important in an age of media globalisation. This edited collection provides a major contribution to the field, extending it to a transnational level and to the age of mobile media and big data." --Terry Flew, Professor of Media and Communication, Queensland University of Technology

"This anthology gains its tremendous potency and relevance in responding to the urgent and mushrooming interest in comparative communication studies under the aegis of ever-increasing dialogues between different civilizations. The choice of cutting-edge topics and contributors from both the West and the Rest would guarantee its adaptability into different classroom and scholastic contexts, thereby opening up a truly global horizon for media and communication pedagogy and research." --SHI, Anbin, Ministry of Education’s Changjiang Endowment Professor of Global Media and Communication, Tsinghua University, China

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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

Through publishing comparative and region-specific studies, this series aims to bring Asian, Latin American, African, and Middle Eastern media and cultural studies scholarship to the English speaking world and--in addition-- to promote cutting edge research on the globalization of media, culture, and communication.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN004000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
LAN008000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
REF020000
REFERENCE / Research
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies