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    Over the last forty years or so academic interest in ‘globalization’ has burgeoned, and, since the 1970s at least, attempts to define, analyse, and critically explain it have become vital areas of research and study across many disciplines. Moreover, if globalization is a defining phenomenon of our age, then it cannot begin to be understood without a close interrogation of the role of media and communications. Indeed, the complex relationship between macro and micro processes of globalization and the action of media and communications to create what the editor of this new Routledge collection describes as a ‘mediated globalization’ has, she argues, never been more significant.

    As serious academic work on and around globalization and the media continues to flourish as never before, this new title in Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature, and to provide a map of the area as it has emerged and developed. It is a landmark collection of foundational and the best cutting-edge scholarship in the field and is organized in four volumes.

    Edited by Terhi Rantanen, Professor of Global Media and Communications at the London School of Economics, Globalization and the Media is fully indexed and has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.

    Volume I: Globalisation and its Critiques


    Table of Contents


    Part 1: Early Theories of Globalisation

      1. Arjun Appadurai, ‘Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy’, Theory, Culture & Society, 7, 1990, pp. 295-310.
      2. Anthony D. Smith, ‘Towards a Global Culture?’, Theory, Culture & Society, 7, 1990, pp. 171-191.
      3. Johann P. Arnason, ‘Nationalism, Globalization and Modernity’, Theory, Culture & Society, 7, 1990, pp. 207-236.
      4. Michael Gurevitch and Mark Levy, ‘The Global Newsroom’, British Journalism Review, 2, 1, 1990, pp. 27-37.
      5. John Tomlinson, ‘A Phenomenology of Globalization: Giddens on Global Modernity’, European Journal of Communication, 9, 2, 1994, pp. 149–172.
      6. David Morley and Kevin Robins, ‘Globalisation as Identity Crisis: The New Global Media Landscape’, in Spaces of Identity. Global Media, Electronic Landscapes and Cultural Boundaries (London: Routledge, 1995), pp. 10-25.
      7. John B. Thompson, ‘The Globalization of Communication’, in The Media and Modernity: A Social Theory of the Media (Cambridge: Polity, 1995), pp. 149-178.
      8. Stuart Hall, ‘The Local and the Global: Globalization and Ethnicity’, in Anthony King (ed.) Culture, Globalization, and the World-System: Contemporary Conditions for the Representation of Identity (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997), pp. 19-40.
      9. Saskia Sassen, ‘The Global City: Introducing a Concept’, The Brown Journal of World Affairs, 11, 2, 2005, pp. 27-43.
      10. Manuel Castells, ‘Globalisation and Identity. A Comparative Perspective’, Transfer: Journal of Contemporary Culture, 1, 2006, pp. 56-67.

        Part 2: Critiques of Globalisation


      12. Marjorie Ferguson, ‘The Mythology about Globalization’, European Journal of Communication, 7, 1, 1992, pp. 69-93.
      13. Leslie Sklair, ‘Democracy and the Transnational Capitalist Class’, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 581, 2002, pp. 144-157.
      14. Marko Ampuja, ‘’Critical Media Research, Globalisation Theory and Commercialisation’, Javnost – The Public: Journal of the Institute for Communication and Culture 11, 3, 2004, 59-75.
      15. Colin Sparks, ‘What’s Wrong with Globalization?’, Global Media & Communication, 3, 2, 2007, pp. 133-155.
      16. Kai Hafez, ‘Conclusion: Globalization - a Necessary Myth’, in The Myth of Media Globalization (Cambridge: Polity, 2007), pp. 167-174.
      17. James Lull, ‘All Eyes on the Global Stage’, in Culture-on-Demand: Communication in a Crisis World (Malden: Blackwell, 2007), pp. 1-23.
      18. Jean-Luc Nancy ‘Nothing but the World: An Interview with Varcarme’, trans. Jason Smith, Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society 19, 4, 2007, 521-535.
      19. Heinz Bude and Jörg Dürrschmidt, ‘What’s Wrong with Globalization? Contra ‘Flow Speak’ - Towards an Existential Turn in the Theory of Globalization’, European Journal of Social Theory, 13, 4, 2010, pp. 481-500.
      20. Simon Cottle, ‘Taking Global Crises in the News Seriously: Notes from the Dark Side of Globalization’, Global Media and Communication, 7, 2, 2011, pp. 77-95.


        Volume II: Globalisation and its Outcomes

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        Part 3: Homogenisation: Media and Cultural Imperialism

      22. Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart, ‘Conclusion: Power to Donald Duck?’, in How to Read Donald Duck (New York: International General, 1975), pp. 95-99.
      23. Oliver Boyd-Barrett, ‘Media Imperialism: Towards an International Framework for the Analysis of Media Systems’, in James Curran and Michael Gurevitch (eds.), Mass Communication and Society (London: Edward Arnold, 1977), pp. 116-135.
      24. Raquel Salinas and Leena Paldán, ‘Culture in the Process of Dependent Development: Theoretical Perspectives’, in Kaarle Nordenstreng and Herbert I. Schiller (eds.), National Sovereignty and International Communication (Norwood: Ablex, 1979), pp. 82-98.
      25. Herbert Schiller, ‘Electronics and Economics Serving an American Century’, in Mass Communications and American Empire (Boulder: Westview Press, 1992), pp. 45-61.
      26. Kalyani Chadha and Anandam Kavoori, ‘Media Imperialism Revisited: Some Findings from the Asian Case’, Media, Culture & Society, 22, 4, 2000, pp. 415-432.
      27. Christian Fuchs, ‘New Imperialism: Information and Media Imperialism?’, Global Media and Communication, 6, 1, 2010, pp. 33-60.
      28. Stuart Cunningham and David Craig, ‘Online Entertainment: A New Wave of Media Globalization?’, International Journal of Communication, 10, 2016, pp. 5409-5425.
      29. Part 4: Heterogenization and Hybridisation

      30. Joseph D. Straubhaar, ‘Beyond Media Imperialism: Asymmetrical Interdependence and Cultural Proximity’, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 8, 1, 1991, pp. 39–59.
      31. Jan Nederveen Pieterse, ‘Globalisation as Hybridization’, International Sociology, 9, 2, 1994, pp. 161–184.
      32. Nestor García Canclini, ‘The Popular and Popularity: From Political to Theatrical Representation’, in Hybrid Cultures: Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995), pp. 184-205.
      33. Roland Robertson, ‘Glocalization: Time-Space and Homogeneity-Heterogeneity’, in Mike Featherstone, Scott Lash and Roland Robertson (eds.), Global Modernities (London: Sage, 1995), pp. 25-44.
      34. Annabelle Sreberny-Mohammadi, ‘The Global and the Local in International Communication’, in James Curran and Michael Gurevitch (eds.), Mass Media and Society (London: Arnold, 1996, 2nd Edition), pp. 23-40.
      35. Marwan M. Kraidy, ‘Hybridity in Cultural Globalization’, Communication Theory, 12, 3, 2002, pp. 316–39.
      36. Václav Štětka, ‘From Global to (G)local: Changing Patterns of Television Program Flows and Audience Preferences in Central and Eastern Europe’, Journal of Popular Film and Television, 40, 3, 2012, pp. 109-118
      37. Part 5: Cosmopolitanism and Critiques

      38. Ulf Hannerz, ‘Cosmopolitans and Locals in World Culture’, Theory, Culture & Society, 7, 2, 1990, pp. 237–251.
      39. Ulrich Beck, ‘The Cosmopolitan Society and its Enemies’, Theory, Culture & Society, 19, 1-2, 2002, pp. 17–44.
      40. Sean P. Hier, ‘Transformative Democracy in the Age of Second Modernity: Cosmopolitanization, Communicative Agency and the Reflexive Subject’, New Media & Society, 10, 1, 2008, pp. 27-44.
      41. Jonathan Corpus Ong, ‘The Cosmopolitan Continuum: Locating Cosmopolitanism in Media and Cultural Studies’, Media, Culture and Society, 31, 3, 2009, pp. 449-466.
      42. Roger Silverstone, ‘Mediapolis or the Space of Appearance’, in Media and Morality: On the Rise of the Mediapolis, (Cambridge: Polity, 2007), pp. 25-55.
      43. Johan Lindell, ‘Mediapolis, Where Art Thou? Mediated Cosmopolitanism in Three Media Systems between 2002 and 2010’, International Communication Gazette, 77, 2, 2013, pp. 189-207.
      44. Miriam Sobré-Denton, ‘Virtual Intercultural Bridgework: Social Media, Virtual Cosmopolitanism, and Activist Community-Building’, New Media & Society, 18, 8, 2016, pp. 1715-1731.

        Volume III: Identity, Generations and Memory

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        Part 6: Nationalism/Transnationalism

      46. Asu Aksoy and Kevin Robins, ‘Thinking Across Spaces. Transnational Television from Turkey’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 3, 3, 2000, pp. 343-65.
      47. Joseph Chan, ‘Disneyfying and Globalizing the Chinese Legend Mulan: A Study of Transculturation’, in Joseph Chan and Bryce McIntryre (eds.), Search of Boundaries: Communication, Nation-States and Cultural Identities (Westport: Ablex, 2002), pp. 225-248.
      48. Brian Larkin, ‘Itineraries of Indian Cinema: African Videos, Bollywood & Global Media’, in Ella Shohat and Robert Stan (eds.), Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality and Transnational Media (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2003), pp. 170-192.
      49. Vicky Mayes, ‘Living Telenovelas/Telenovelizing Life: Mexican American Girls’ Identities and Transnational Telenovelas’, Journal of Communication, 53, 3, 2003, pp. 479–495.
      50. Jean K. Chalaby, ‘From Internationalization to Transnationalization’, Global Media and Communication, 1, 1, 2005, pp. 28–33.

      52. Shani Orgad, ‘Imagining Ourselves: Representations of the Nation’, in Media Representation and the Global Imagination (Cambridge: Polity, 2012), pp. 81-107.
      53. Myria Georgiou, ‘Watching Soap Opera in the Diaspora: Cultural Proximity or Critical Proximity?’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35, 5, 2012, pp. 868-887.
      54. Adrian Athique, ‘Transnational Audiences: Geocultural Approaches’, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 28, 1, 2014, pp. 4-17.
      55. Klaus Bruhn Jensen, ‘Speaking of the Weather: Cross-media Communication and Climate Change’, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 23, 4, 2017, pp. 439-454.
      56. Enric Castello and Sabina Mihelj, ‘Selling and Consuming the Nation: Understanding Consumer Nationalism’, Journal of Consumer Culture, February 2017.


        Part 7: Global Generations and Memory

      58. Marie Gillespie, ‘Introduction’, in Television, Ethnicity and Cultural Change (Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, 2002), pp. 3-23.
      59. June Edmunds and Bryan S. Turner, ‘Global Generations: Social Change in the Twentieth Century’, The British Journal of Sociology, 56, 4, 2005, pp. 559–577.
      60. Margarita Maass and Jorge A. González, ‘Technology, Global Flows and Local Memories: Media Generations in "Global" Mexico’, Global Media and Communication, 1, 2, 2005, pp. 167-184.
      61. Youna Kim, ‘Experiencing Globalization: Global TV, Reflexivity and the Lives of Young Korean Women’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 8, 4, 2005, pp. 445–463.
      62. Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim, ‘Global Generations and the Trap of Methodological Nationalism. For a Cosmopolitan Turn in the Sociology of Youth and Generation’, European Sociological Review, 25, 1, 2008, pp. 25–36.

        Part 8: Remembering and Not Remembering Global Events

      64. Barbara Misztal, ‘Collective Memory in a Global Age: Learning How and What to Remember’, Current Sociology, 58, 1, 2010, pp. 24-44.
      65. Xi Cui, ‘Media Events Are Still Alive: The Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics as a Media Ritual’, International Journal of Communication, 7, 2013, pp. 1120-1235.
      66. Yunya Song and Chin-Chuan Lee, ‘"Collective Memories" of Global Media Events: Anniversary Journalism of the Berlin Wall and Tiananmen Crackdown in the Anglo-American Elite Press, 1990–2014’, Journalism, published online first in July 2017, pp. 1-20.
      67. Lars Lundgren and Christine Evans, ‘Producing Global Media Memories: Media Events and the Power Dynamics of Transnational Television History’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 20, 3, 2017, pp. 252–270.
      68. Elihu Katz and Daniel Dayan, ‘L’Esprit de l’Escalier: 25 Years of Hindsight’, Media, Culture and Society, 40, 1, 2018, 143-152.

        Volume IV: Beyond the West

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        Part 9: Global Public Sphere and its Critiques

      70. Stig Hjarvard, ‘News Media and the Globalization of the Public Sphere’, in Stig Hjarvard (ed.), News in a Globalized Society (Goteborg: Nordicom, 2001), pp. 17-39.
      71. Lina Khatib, ‘Communicating Islamic Fundamentalism as Global Citizenship’, Journal of Communication Inquiry, 27, 4, 2003, pp. 389-409.
      72. Guobin Yang, ‘The Internet and the Rise of a Transnational Chinese Cultural Sphere’, Media, Culture & Society, 25, 4, 2003, pp. 469-490.
      73. Nancy Frazer, ‘Transnationalizing the Public Sphere. On the Legitimacy and Efficacy of Public Opinion in a Post-Westphalian World’, Theory, Culture & Society, 24, 4, 2007, pp. 7-30.
      74. Philip Schlesinger, ‘A Cosmopolitan Temptation’, European Journal of Communication, 22, 4, 2007, pp. 413-426.
      75. Michael Brüggemann and Hagen Schulz-Forberg, ‘Becoming Pan-European? Transnational Media and the European Public Sphere’, International Communication Gazette, 71, 8, 2009, pp. 693-712.
      76. Slavko Splichal, ‘Eclipse of "the Public". From the Public to (Transnational) Public Sphere Conceptual Shifts in the Twentieth Century’, in Jostein Gripsrud and Hallvard Moe (eds.), The Digital Public Sphere. Challenges for Media Policy (Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2010), pp. 23-40.
      77. Lilie Chouliaraki, ‘Mediating Vulnerability: Cosmopolitanism and the Public Sphere’, Media, Culture & Society, 35, 1, 2013, pp. 105-112.
      78. Dustin Harp, Arlington and Jaime Loke, ‘The Symbolic Annihilation of Women in Globalization Discourse: The Same Old Story in U.S. Newsmagazines’, Atlantic Journal of Communication, 21, 5, 2013, pp. 263–277.
      79. Ingrid Volkmer, ‘From the Public Sphere to Public Horizons’, in The Global Public Sphere: Public Communication in the Age of Reflective Interdependence (Cambridge: Polity, 2014), pp. 163-191.

        Part 10: De-Westernization and Studies outside the ‘West’


      81. Daya Thussu, ‘Localising the Global: Zee TV in India’, in Daya Thussu (ed.), Electronic Empires – Global Media and Local Resistance (London: Arnold, 1998), pp. 273–293.
      82. James Curran and Myung-Jin Park, ‘Beyond Globalization Theory’, in James Curran and Myung-Jin Park (eds.), De-Westernizing Media Studies (London: Routledge, 2000), pp. 3-16.
      83. Terhi Rantanen, ‘Conclusion’, in The Global and the National: Media and Communications in Post-Communist Russia (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), pp. 127-139.
      84. Shakuntala Rao and Herman Wasserman, ‘Global Media Ethics Revisited. A Postcolonial Critique’, Global Media and Communication, 3, 1, 2007, pp. 29-50.


      86. Manisha Desai, ‘The Messy Relationship Between Feminisms and Globalizations’, Gender & Society, 21, 6, 2007, pp. 797-803.
      87. Raka Shome, ‘Post-Colonial Reflections on the "Internationalization" of Cultural Studies’, Cultural Studies, 23, 5-6, 2009, pp. 694-719.
      88. Shelton A. Gunaratne, ‘De-Westernizing Communication/Social Science Research: Opportunities and Limitations’, Media, Culture & Society, 32, 3, 2010, pp. 473-500.
      89. Georgette Wang and Eddie C.Y. Kuo, ‘The Asian Communication Debate: Culture-Specificity, Culture-generality, and Beyond’, Asian Journal of Communication, 20, 2, 2010, pp. 152-165.
      90. Koichi Iwabuchi, ‘De-Westernization and the Governance of Global Cultural Connectivity: A Dialogic Approach to East Asian Media Cultures’, Postcolonial Studies, 13, 4, 2010, pp. 403-419.
      91. Jane Miller, ‘Global Nollywood: The Nigerian Movie Industry and Alternative Global Networks in Production and Distribution’, Global Media and Communication, 8, 2, 2012, pp. 117-133.
      92. Wendy Willems, ‘Provincializing Hegemonic Histories of Media and Communication Studies: Towards a Genealogy of Epistemic Resistance in Africa’, Communication Theory, 24, 4, 2014, pp. 415-434.
      93. Silvio Waisbord and Claudia Mellado, ‘De-Westernizing Communication Studies: A Reassessment’, Communication Theory, 24, 4, 2014, pp. 361–372.
      94. Michael Curtin, ‘Between State and Capital: Asia’s Media Revolution in the Age of Neoliberal Globalization’, International Journal of Communication 11, 2017, 1378-1396.



    Terhi Rantanen is Professor in Global Media and Communications at the The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).