1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Digital Media and Globalization

Edited By

Dal Yong Jin

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ISBN 9780367415792
May 13, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
336 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In this comprehensive volume, leading scholars of media and communication examine the nexus of globalization, digital media, and popular culture in the early 21st century.

The book begins by interrogating globalization as a critical and intensely contested concept, and proceeds to explore how digital media have influenced a complex set of globalization processes in broad international and comparative contexts. Contributors address a number of key political, economic, cultural and technological issues relative to globalization, such as free trade agreements, cultural imperialism, heterogeneity, the increasing dominance of American digital media in the global cultural markets, the powers of the nation-state, and global corporate media ownership. By extension, readers are introduced to core theoretical concepts and practical ideas which they can apply to a broad range of contemporary media policies, practices, movements and technologies in different geographic regions of the world – North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia.

Scholars of global media, international communication, media industries, globalization, and popular culture will find this to be a singular resource for understanding the interconnected relationship between digital media and globalization.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction, Dal Yong Jin
  2. Part I. History, Theory, and Globalization

  3. The Struggle for Control in the Age of Imperialism vs the Belle Époque of Liberal Internationalism and the Modern World Economy in Communications History, Dwayne Winseck (Carleton University, Canada)
  4. Cultural proximity, Joseph Straubhaar (University of Texas at Austin)
  5. Environmental Materialism and Media Globalization, Toby Miller and Richard Maxwell
  6. "Marveling" the World with Hollywood Militainment: The U.S. Air Force and Captain Marvel Go Higher! Further! Faster!, Tanner Mirrlees (Ontario Tech University, Canada)
  7. Part II. Capitalism, Structure, and Institutions

  8. The Contribution of Global Media to Ethical Capitalism, Sergio Sparviero (University of Salzburg, Austria)
  9. Feminist scholarship on the global digital divide: A critique of international organizations and information companies, Micky Lee (Suffolk University)
  10. The Korean Wave and the New Global Media Economy, Ju Oak Kim (Texas A&M International University).
  11. Part III. Popular Culture and Globalization

  12. In the name of national interest: Globalization and media culture in the 21st century Japan, Koichi Iwabuchi (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
  13. Starbuck’s Dream of Global Taste, Nissrine Fariss (Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, France)
  14. "Therapeutic and Inspiring"—Japanese Pop Culture in PRC and the Issue of Asian Modernity. Wendy Su (University of California Riverside)
  15. Inter-Asia Media/Cultural Studies in the Era of Hate, Ji-hyun Ahn (University of Washington Tacoma).
  16. Disciplining Transnational Popular Culture’s Counter-Flows on Family Guy, David Oh (Ramapo College of New Jersey)
  17. Part IV. Digital Platforms and Globalization

  18. European responses to (US) digital platform dominance. Robin Mansell (LSE)
  19. Streaming Diplomacy: Netflix’s Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy, Evan Elkins (Colorado State University)
  20. Online platforms, cultural power, and China’s pan-Asian strategy, Michael Keane and Huan Wu (Curtin University, Australia)
  21. Netflix’s Corporate Sphere in Asia in the Digital Platform Era, Dal Yong Jin (Simon Fraser University)
  22. Part V. Digital Media, Social Media, and Globalization

  23. Digital media and the globalizing spread of populism, Ralph Schroeder (University of Oxford)
  24. Lethal, viral, global: The role of mobile media in the growing international scourge of fake news, Gordon Kuo Siong Tan, Sun Sun Lim and Roy Kheng (Singapore University of Technology and Design)
  25. Machine Translation: Mediating Linguistic Difference in the Era of Globalization, David Gunkel (Northern Illinois University)
  26. Playing with Chinese Characteristics: The Landscape of Video Games in China, Zixue
    Tai (University of Kentucky) & Jue Lu
  27. Trolling & praising the Arab Spring on Twitter, Ahmed Al-Rawi (Simon Fraser University)
  28. Receiving Unfamiliar Culture in Post-Colonial Latin America in the Digital Age: Interpretations of Anime, Manga, and K-pop by Chilean Fans, Wonjung Min (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile)
  29. Part VI. Globalization, Migration, and Mobility

  30. Multilayered identities and coexistence of preferences for national and US television, Joseph Straubhaar (University of Texas), Vanessa de Macedo Higgins Joyce (Texas State University), Jeremiah Spence (University of Texas), and Luiz Guilherme Duarte (Central Florida University)
  31. Globalization and coproduction in Latin America, Sophia McClennen (Pennsylvania State University)
  32. Temporal Dimensions of Transient Migration Studies: The case of Korean visa migrants’ media practices in the US, Claire Lee (University of Texas Austin)
  33. On the post-Social Marketization of the Eastern European Press: a view from Germany, Mandy Tröger (LMU Munich, Gernmany)
  34. Cultural politics of global online subscription video-on-demand services in Canada: A case study of Netflix Canada, Taeyoung Kim (Simon Fraser University)

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Dal Yong Jin is Distinguished SFU Professor. After working as a journalist for many years, he completed his Ph.D. in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois in 2005. Jin’s major research and teaching interests are on digital platforms and digital games, globalization and media, transnational cultural studies, and the political economy of media and culture. He is the founding book series editor of Routledge Research in Digital Media and Culture in Asia.