Through publishing comparative and region-specific studies, this series aims to bring Asian, Latin American, African, and Middle Eastern media and cultural studies scholarship to the English speaking world and--in addition-- to promote cutting edge research on the globalization of media, culture, and communication.
Global Convergence Cultures Transmedia Earth
Media Imperialism in India and Pakistan
By Federico A. Subervi-Vélez, Sandra Rodríguez-Cotto, Jairo Lugo-Ocando
October 28, 2020
The News Media in Puerto Rico offers a synopsis as well as a critical analysis of the Island’s news media system, with emphasis on the political and economic factors that most influence how the media operate. The authors also document the impact of Hurricane Maria on the media structures and the ...
By Zrinjka Peruško, Dina Vozab, Antonija Čuvalo
October 05, 2020
This book explains divergent media system trajectories in the countries in southeast Europe, and challenges the presumption that the common socialist experience critically influences a common outcome in media development after democratic transformations, by showing different remote and proximate ...
By Anastasia Denisova
March 26, 2019
This book provides a solid, encompassing definition of Internet memes, exploring both the common features of memes around the globe and their particular regional traits. It identifies and explains the roles that these viral texts play in Internet communication: cultural, social and political ...
By Jonathan Ilan
August 28, 2018
How are events turned into news pictures that define them for the audience? How do events become commodified into pictures that both capture them and reiterate the values of the agencies that sell them? This book looks at every stage of the production of news photographs as they move to and from ...
By Matthew Freeman, William Proctor
May 03, 2018
Today’s convergent media industries readily produce stories that span multiple media, telling the tales of superheroes across comics, film and television, inviting audiences to participate in the popular universes across cinema, novels, the Web, and more. This transmedia phenomenon may be a common ...
By Stewart Anderson, Melissa Chakars
February 05, 2018
This innovative collection investigates the ways in which television programs around the world have highlighted modernization and encouraged nation-building. It is an attempt to catalogue and better understand the contours of this phenomenon, which took place as television developed and expanded in...
By Farooq Sulehria
December 07, 2017
Examining anew the notions of media imperialism and globalization of media, this book disrupts the generalised consensus in media scholarship that globalization of media has put an end to media imperialism. One elemental aspect of media imperialism is the structural dependency of television systems...
By Biswarup Sen
October 12, 2017
The relationship between information and the nation-state is typically portrayed as a face-off involving repressive state power and democratic flows: Twitter and the Arab Spring, Google in China, WikiLeaks and the U.S. State Department. Less attention has been paid to those scenarios where states ...
By Youna Kim
July 27, 2017
This book explores the transnational mobility, everyday life and digital media use of childcare workers living and working abroad. Focusing specifically on Filipina, Indonesian, and Sri Lankan nannies in Europe, it offers insights as to the causes and implications of women’s mobility, using data ...
By Joseph M. Chan, Francis L. F. Lee
June 19, 2017
A comparative approach to media and communication research plays an important, if not indispensable, role in achieving a core mission of researchers: to delimit the generality and specificity of media and communication theories, enabling researchers to more readily identify the influence of social,...
By Tine Ustad Figenschou
June 16, 2017
This book analyzes how and why Al Jazeera English (AJE) became the channel of choice to understand the massive protests across the Arab world 2011. Aiming to explain the ‘Al Jazeera moment,’ it tracks the channel’s bumpy road towards international recognition in a longitudinal, in-depth analysis of...
By Shakuntala Banaji
November 28, 2016
Is the bicycle, like the loudspeaker, a medium of communication in India? Do Indian children need trade unions as much as they need schools? What would you do with a mobile phone if all your friends were playing tag in the rain or watching Indian Idol? Children and Media in India illuminates the ...