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Inhaltsangabe: The fully updated second edition of this lively and accessible book argues for the central role of media in understanding globalization. Indeed, Jack Lule convincingly shows that globalization could not have occurred without media. From earliest times, humans have used media to explore, settle, and globalize their world. In our day, media has made the world progressively "smaller" as nations and cultures come into increasing contact. Decades ago Marshall McLuhan prophesied that media technology would transform the world into a "global village." Slowly, fitfully, his vision is being fulfilled. The global village, however, is not the blissful utopia that McLuhan predicted. Nor, in a more modern formulation, is the world flat, with playing fields leveled and opportunities for all. Instead, Lule argues, globalization and media are combining to create a divided world of gated communities and ghettos, borders and boundaries, suffering and surfeit, beauty and decay, surveillance and violence. By breaking down the economic, cultural, and political impact of media, and through a rich set of case studies from around the globe, the author describes a global village of Babel-invoking the biblical town punished for its vanity by seeing its citizens scattered, its language confounded, and its destiny shaped by strife.

Rezension: This book offers a lucid, amazingly engaging, and carefully balanced overview of key issues and cutting-edge debates on globalization and media. With fascinating stories, colorful tidbits, and witty analysis, Jack Lule skillfully unpacks the media's central and conflicting role in the multifaceted processes of globalization. The writing is simply superb.--Yuezhi Zhao, Simon Fraser University; author of Communication in China: Political Economy, Power, and Conflict

In this empirically rich and multilayered book, Jack Lule expertly captures the complexities of globalization of media in a manner that reflects his global approach, enlivened by excellent examples and engaging prose.--Daya K. Thussu, University of Westminster, London

Very readable and wide-ranging in its scope and scale, the second edition of Jack Lule's book is an extremely useful resource for global media studies. A treat for students and teachers.--Daya Thussu, University of Westminister, London

Globalization and Media offers a comprehensive, lively, and insightful introduction to the complex field of global media studies. Impressive in its historical sweep, its geographical coverage, and its theoretical depth, the book avoids easy dismissals or celebrations of media globalization. Instead, Jack Lule concentrates on both the promises and the pitfalls that globalization poses to modern human society--all the while demonstrating the central role that media have played in the globalization processes for centuries.--Timothy Havens, University of Iowa

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Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Jul 2015 (2015)
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Buchbeschreibung Rowman & Littlefield Jul 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 154x226x19 mm. Neuware - The fully updated second edition of this lively and accessible book argues for the central role of media in understanding globalization. By breaking down the economic, cultural, and political impact of media, and through a rich set of case studies from around the globe, Lule describes a divided global village, its destiny shaped by strife. 212 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781442244580

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