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Communication and Power in the Global Era
Orders and Borders

Edited By

Marwan M. Kraidy

ISBN 9780415627344
Published January 8, 2013 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

This book re-visits how we think about communication and power in the global era. It takes stock of the last fifty years of scholarship, maps key patterns and concepts and sets an agenda for theory and research.

The book addresses such questions as:

  • How are national and cultural identities re-fashioned and expressed in the global era?
  • How can we best understand the emergence of multiple and sometimes antagonistic modernities worldwide?
  • How are political struggles fought and communicated on the local-national-global nexus?
  • How do we integrate emerging media environments in global communication studies?

Bringing together essays from a range of internationally renowned scholars, this book will be useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students on Media and Communication Studies courses, particularly those studying globalisation and global media.

Contributors: Hector Amaya  Paula Chakravartty  Andrew Crocco  Myria Georgiou  Le Han  Anikó Imre  Koichi Iwabuchi  Marwan M. Kraidy  Sara Mourad  Patrick D. Murphy  Tarik Sabry  Paddy Scannell  Piotr M. Szpunar  Guobin Yang  Barbie Zelizer

Table of Contents

Introduction: Orders and Borders in Global Communication, Marwan Kraidy  Part I Ordering Borders: The Transnational Management of Subjectivity  1. Nation-States and Transnational Attachments, Le Han  2. Nativist Liberalism and the Disciplining of Spanish Language Media, Hector Amaya  3. Transnational Nomads: Articulations of Subjectivity Across Diasporic Mediascapes , Myria Georgiou  Part II Branding Nations: Re-imagining Communities in Neo-Liberal States  4. Branding Nations: Re-imagining communities in neo-liberal states, Andrew Crocco  5. Media, Modernity and Inequality: Aam Admi in India Inc, Paula Chakravartty  6. Old Nations, New Brands: Marketing Intimacy in the New Europe, Aniko Imre  7. Culture and National Border Administration in 21st Century Japan, Koichi Iwabuchi  Part III Being Modern: Situating the Grand Narrative  8. Media, Modernity and Postmodernity, Piotr Szpunar  9. Being in the time of the media, Paddy Scannell  10. Towards a Vertical Hermeneutics of the Modern: On Modernness, Tarik Sabry  Part IV Destabilizing Orders: Resistance and Social Transformation  11.Introduction: Sara Mourad  12. Resuscitating ‘Resistance’ in the Age of Global Climate Change: Notes on Media, Culture and Environmental Discourse in Latin America, Patrick Murphy  13. Power and Transgression in the Global Media Age: The Strange Case of Twitter in China, Guobin Yang

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Marwan M. Kraidy is Professor of Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the Edward Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. He is a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a grantee of the United States Institute of Peace.