Global media expert Dal Yong Jin examines the nexus of globalization, digital media, and contemporary popular culture in this empirically rich, student-friendly book.
Offering an in-depth look at globalization processes, histories, texts, and state policies as they relate to the global media, Jin maps out the increasing role of digital platforms as they have shifted the contours of globalization. Case studies and examples focus on ubiquitous digital platforms, including Facebook, YouTube, Netflix in tandem with globalization so that the readers are able to apply diverse theoretical frameworks of globalization in different media milieu. Readers are taught core theoretical concepts which they should apply critically to a broad range of contemporary media policies, practices, movements and technologies in different geographic regions of the world – North America, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia – with a view to determining how they shape and are shaped by globalization.
End-of-chapter discussion questions prompt further critical thinking and research. Students doing coursework in digital media, global media, international communication, and globalization will find this new textbook to be an essential introduction to how media have influenced a complex set of globalization processes in broad international and comparative contexts.
Chapter 1. Globalization in the Age of Digital Platforms 2. Media History in the Age of Globalization 3. Approaches to Globalization in the Age of Digital Platforms 4. From Cultural Imperialism to Platform Imperialism 5. The Nation-State: Dead or Alive 6. The Business of Global Platform Industries 7. Smartphones in the Era of Globalization 8. Globalization and Broadcasting 9. The Cultural Politics of Film 10. The Culture of Global Media: Music