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GLOBAL COMMUNICATION presents a comprehensive examination of significant economic, cultural, legal, social, and political issues in the exciting field of global communication. From history and theories to future trends, this indispensable and highly informative volume brings together illuminating writings and diverse perspectives by prominent scholars in mass media, journalism, and international studies.
- CURRENCY. All chapters have been updated to reflect major events that have impacted our global communication environment in the past five years. A new "Foreword" and updated "Suggested Readings" are also included, along with an expanded glossary of key terms used in the book.
- NEW COVERAGE OF PROPAGANDA. A new chapter on communication and propaganda has been added to reflect the global changes that have taken place since the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. and the subsequent wars on Afghanistan, Iraq, and the so-called "War on Terrorism" in general.
- IMPACT OF THE INTERNET. A new chapter on the Internet and its global implications has been added.
- HELPFUL INTERNET LINKS to information relevant to topics discussed are suggested throughout the book.
- AUTHORITATIVE. Twenty notable scholars in international communication have written chapters in their areas of expertise, ensuring that the text is current and comprehensive.
- CURRENT. In addition to covering the essential concepts of international communication, the text also includes several emerging and controversial topics such as cultural implications of globalization, impact of the Internet, and trends in communication and information technologies.
- END-OF-CHAPTER "QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION" encourage classroom discussions and promote critical thinking skills. Students may use these questions for debating issues, assessing comprehension of chapter content, preparing for examinations, writing research papers, and/or developing case study projects.
- A COMPREHENSIVE WEB SITE, "GLOBAL MEDIA MONITOR," serves as an electronic Media Data Bank, allowing instructors and students easy access to numerous global media sites and a wealth of information in international communication. In addition, an electronic "Message Board" allows students and instructors to exchange ideas on topics covered in the textbook or discussed in class, and the "Global Media Journal" provides access to short articles by global media experts and alerts readers to published articles and features in major periodicals throughout the world.
- FLEXIBLE. Although the book is logically organized, beginning with historical background and ending with prospects and concerns in international communication, the topics may be arranged either topically or thematically in accordance with a particular instructional approach.
Preface: Yahya R. Kamalipour.
1. FOLLOWING THE HISTORICAL PATHS OF GLOBAL COMMUNICATION.
Allen Palmer, Brigham Young University.
2. DRAWING A BEAD ON GLOBAL COMMUNICATION THEORIES.
John D. H. Downing, University of Texas at Austin.
3. GLOBAL ECONOMY AND INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS.
Harmeet Sawhney, Indiana University, Bloomington.
4. THE TRANSNATIONAL MEDIA CORPORATION AND THE ECONOMICS OF GLOBAL COMPETITION.
Richard A. Gershon, Western Michigan University.
5. GLOBAL COMMUNICATION LAW.
John L. Huffman and Denise M. Trauth, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Jan H. Samoriski, University of Michigan-Dearborn.
6. GLOBAL NEWS AND INFORMATION FLOW.
Kuldip R. Rampal, Central Missouri State University.
7. INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING.
Joseph D. Straubhaar, University of Texas at Austin, and Douglas A. Boyd, University of Kentucky.
8. GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE INTERNET: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS.
George Barnett and Devan Rosen, State University of New York at Buffalo.
9. MILESTONES IN COMMUNICATION AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
Vibert Cambridge, Ohio University.
10. THE POLITICS OF GLOBAL COMMUNICATION.
Cees J. Hamelink, University of Amsterdam.
11. GLOBAL COMMUNICATION AND PROPAGANDA.
Richard C. Vincent, Indiana State University.
12. GLOBAL ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS.
Dean Kruckeberg, University of Northern Iowa, and Marina Vujnovic, University of Iowa.
13. COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE.
Christine L. Ogan, Indiana University, Bloomington.
14. PATTERNS IN GLOBAL COMMUNICATION: PROSPECTS AND CONCERNS.
Leo A. Gher, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.