Global Entertainment Media: A Critical Introduction

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Balancing provocative criticism with clear explanations ofcomplex ideas, this student-friendly introduction investigates thecrucial role global entertainment media has played in the emergenceof transitional capitalism. Examines the influence of global entertainment media on theemergence of transnational capitalism, providing a framework forexplaining and understanding world culture as part of changingclass relations and media practices Uses action adventure movies to demonstrate the complexrelationship between international media political economy, entertainment content, global culture, and cultural hegemony Draws on examples of public and community media in Venezuelaand Latin America to illustrate the relations between governmentpolicies, media structures, public access to media, and mediacontent Engagingly written with crisp and controversial commentary toboth inform and entertain readers Includes student-friendly features such as fully-integratedcall out boxes with definitions of terms and concepts, and listsand summaries of transnational entertainment media


This accessibly-written and critical introduction investigates the crucial role that global entertainment media has played in the emergence of transnational capitalism. Using case studies of action adventure movies and community media, itbreaks down sophisticated theoretical concepts, including a concise explanation of cultural hegemony, into engaging and student-friendly commentary.

Global Entertainment Media
offers clear explanations of the complex relationship between international political economy, entertainment media, global culture, and cultural hegemony. Incorporating an array of features designed to facilitate students’ engagement with the ideas and arguments presented, it includes fully-integrated call out boxes with definitions of terms and concepts, and lists and summaries of global media. Perfectly balancing provocative criticism with clear explanations of complicated theories, and unpacking cultural hegemony as a primary analytical concept, this book will be essential reading for any student of international communication or global media.

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Verlag: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC, 2015