This collection is devoted to international communication history. Although researchers have long produced work related to this area, this special issue marks the first treatment of the subject as a distinct body of knowledge and area of inquiry. The subject matter of these five articles spans approximately a century, with the first focusing on the 1884 conference on international time reckoning and the last focusing on a collective memory of the 1960s and 1970s war in Vietnam. The articles reflect shifting paradigms in multiple realms--international affairs, theoretical frameworks, types of questions posed--and thus, by their nature, point up the richness of areas awaiting study.
Volume 5, Number 1, 2002
Contents: H. Dicken-Garcia, K. Viswanath, Guest Editors' Note: An Idea Whose Time Has Come: International Communication History. ARTICLES: A.W. Palmer, Negotiation and Resistance in Global Networks: The 1884 International Meridian Conference. H. Hardt, Reading the Russian Revolution: International Communication Research and the Journalism of Lippmann and Merz. J. Ostini, A.Y.H. Fung, Beyond the Four Theories of the Press: A New Model of National Media Systems. C.A. Luther, National Identities, Structure, and Press Images of Nations: The Case of Japan and the United States. S. Laderman, Shaping Memory of the Past: Discourse in Travel Guidebooks for Vietnam.