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Global Media Studies

ISBN: 978-0-7456-4431-8
256 pages
October 2016, Polity
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Description

Global Media Studies is unique in its coverage of places, peoples, institutions, and discourses. Toby Miller and Marwan M. Kraidy provide a comprehensive how-to guide to the study of media, going far beyond the established English-language literature and drawing on the best methods and research from around the world. They look at political economy, global policymaking and governance, and the past and present manifestations of cultural imperialism.

In addition to providing a survey of the field, the book introduces a new form of textual analysis, with a special focus on reality television, as well as models of audience research. The authors include original analyses of the US, European, Latin American, and Arab worlds, and case studies of mobile telephony, the impact of US media, and reality television.

This original and uniquely global textbook will be an essential resource for students of global media and international communication.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter One: Media Studies

Chapter Two: Global Studies

Chapter Three: Political Economy

Chapter Four: Policy and Governance

Chapter Five: Mobile Telephony (with Richard Maxwell)

Chapter Six: The United States of America as Global Media Behemoth (with Bill Grantham)

Chapter Seven: Textual Analysis

Chapter Eight: Reality Television

Chapter Nine: Audiences

Conclusion

Notes

References

Index

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Author Information

Toby Miller is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Riverside; Sir Walter Murdoch Professor of Cultural Policy Studies, Murdoch University; Profesor Invitado, Escuela de Comunicación Social, Universidad del Norte; Professor of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University/Prifysgol Caerdydd; and Director of the Institute of Media and Creative Industries, Loughborough University London.

Marwan M. Kraidy is the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics and Culture and Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Reviews

This is a highly distinctive reformulation of the core concepts and objectives of media studies for the 21st century. Politically engaged, intellectually lucid, impressively wide-ranging in its sources of evidence, at times unapologetically opinionated, and always pitching for your attention, this is a breath of fresh air for the teaching of media studies. The next generation of students will be the better for it.
Graeme Turner, University of Queensland

Media is the new infrastructural and aesthetic condition of the world, calling for an urgent reassessment of older approaches. Global Media Studies does precisely this by offering exciting insights into this condition now unfolding before us. Expertly synthesizing debates in media and cultural theory, Miller and Kraidy bring together new perspectives from across the globe to make sense of our changing present.
Ravi Sundaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
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