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Communication and Power in the Global Era

This book re-visits how we think about communication and power in the global era. It takes stock of the last fifty years of scholarship, maps key patterns and concepts and sets an agenda for theory and research. The book addresses such questions as: How are national and cultural identities re-fashioned and expressed in the global era? How can we best understand the emergence of multiple and sometimes antagonistic modernities worldwide? How are political struggles fought and communicated on the local-national-global nexus? How do we integrate emerging media environments in global communication studies? Bringing together essays from a range of internationally renowned scholars, this book will be useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students on Media and Communication Studies courses, particularly those studying globalisation and global media. Contributors: Hector Amaya Paula Chakravartty Andrew Crocco Myria Georgiou Le Han Aniko Imre Koichi Iwabuchi Marwan M. Kraidy Sara Mourad Patrick D. Murphy Tarik Sabry Paddy Scannell Piotr M. Szpunar Guobin Yang Barbie Zelizer
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Orders and Borders in Global Communication, Marwan Kraidy Part I Ordering Borders: The Transnational Management of Subjectivity 1. Nation-States and Transnational Attachments, Le Han 2. Nativist Liberalism and the Disciplining of Spanish Language Media, Hector Amaya 3. Transnational Nomads: Articulations of Subjectivity Across Diasporic Mediascapes , Myria Georgiou Part II Branding Nations: Re-imagining Communities in Neo-Liberal States 4. Branding Nations: Re-imagining communities in neo-liberal states, Andrew Crocco 5. Media, Modernity and Inequality: Aam Admi in India Inc, Paula Chakravartty 6. Old Nations, New Brands: Marketing Intimacy in the New Europe, Aniko Imre 7. Culture and National Border Administration in 21st Century Japan, Koichi Iwabuchi Part III Being Modern: Situating the Grand Narrative 8. Media, Modernity and Postmodernity, Piotr Szpunar 9. Being in the time of the media, Paddy Scannell 10. Towards a Vertical Hermeneutics of the Modern: On Modernness, Tarik Sabry Part IV Destabilizing Orders: Resistance and Social Transformation 11.Introduction: Sara Mourad 12. Resuscitating `Resistance' in the Age of Global Climate Change: Notes on Media, Culture and Environmental Discourse in Latin America, Patrick Murphy 13. Power and Transgression in the Global Media Age: The Strange Case of Twitter in China, Guobin Yang

About the Author

Marwan M. Kraidy is Professor of Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the Edward Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. He is a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a grantee of the United States Institute of Peace.

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