DescriptionGlobal 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.
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
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