This volume interrogates what "global" means in the context of "communication," and who benefits from global communication practices and industries. Emerging scholars contribute their unique perspectives in communication scholarship, charting innovative directions for research that connects empirical evidence with pressing questions of social significance. This critical reflection leads to considering problems that result from the way global communication becomes mobilized, in the practice of journalism and development as well as the ICT industry.
Global Communication defines the term "globalization," through understanding the cultural geography of global, regional, national, and local media. Critical evaluations of media production, distribution, and consumption practices, within cultural contexts, offer insights into how people "mediate" the global. Chapters draw attention to communications in Latin America, the Arab World, and South Asia, complicating territorial boundaries and exploring how local audience and industry practices work within global as well as local configurations.
Karin Wilkins & Joe Straubhaar, University of Texas at Austin
Joe Straubhaar, University of Texas at Austin
Marwan Kraidy, University of Pennsylvania
Yeidy Rivero, University of Michigan
Aswin Punathambekar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Shanti Kumar, University of Texas at Austin
Karin Wilkins, University of Texas at Austin
Florencia Enghel, Karlstad University
Lisa Brooten, Southern Illinois University
Paula Chakravarty, University of Massachusetts Amherst
José Mª García Madariaga, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
This series brings together groups of emerging scholars to tackle important interdisciplinary themes that demand new scholarly attention and reach broadly across the communication field’s existing courses. Each volume stakes out a key area, presents original findings, and considers the long-range implications of its "new agenda."