One of the greatest dilemmas facing Muslims today is the fact that Muslim culture is often seemingly incompatible with the culture of the modern Western world, and the features associated with it - technological progress, consumerism, and new electronic communication, all of which have the potential for a homogenizing effect on any culture. This book explores many key aspects of the globalisation process, discussing how Muslim countries are coping with globalisation, as well as considering how the West is responding to Islam.
Ali Mohammadi has been Associate Professor of International Communication and Cultural Studies at The New School University in New York since 1986. Now, he is professor at the Center for Research in International Communication and Culture in Nottingham Trent University. His publications include: 'Small Media and big Revolution' (with A.Sreberny-Mohammadi), 'International Communication and Globalization', 'Iran and Euraisia' (with A.Ehteshami), 'Questioning the Media' (with J.Downing and A.Sreberny). His research is Globalization, Islam, Mass Media and Cultural Policy in Persian Gulf Region and Central Asian Countries.