Instructors - Electronic inspection copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an inspection copy of the print version. How does control of media resources serve political and economic ends? What is the impact of media concentration and monopoly in the era of technology convergence, with not just traditional and 'new' media but also consumer electrInstructors - Electronic inspection copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an inspection copy of the print version. How does control of media resources serve political and economic ends? What is the impact of media concentration and monopoly in the era of technology convergence, with not just traditional and 'new' media but also consumer electronics, telephony and computing industries? Revisiting the classic concept of media imperialism, Oliver Boyd-Barrett presents a thorough retake for the 21st century, arguing for the need to understand media and empires and how structures of power and control continue to regulate our access to and consumption of the media. It's no longer just Disney and Dallas - it's also now Alibaba, Apple, Facebook, Google, Samsung and Huawei. Examining the interplay between communications industries and the hierarchies and networks of political, corporate and plutocratic power in a globalized world, the book explains: the historical context of the relationship between media and imperialism; contestation and collaboration among new media empires; the passion for social justice that inspired the original theories of media and cultural imperialism, and how it has been embraced by a new generation. Digging deeply into the global landscape and emerging media markets to explore how media power works across transnational boundaries, this book gives a clear and sophisticated argument for why media imperialism still matters....
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Media Imperialism Reviews
This book serves as an introduction to the field of Media Imperialism - it introduces some early theories, though not many contemporary ones. It goes on to apply these theories to recent and some historical events - mostly the USA and other Western countries gaining economic control or power over various countries from the early 1900s to present day. It looks at these events through a framework of how the media portrays the government's decisions under the guise of pretexts such as 'restoring democracy', 'war on terror', 'war on drugs', etc, as a way of justifying interventions, from gaining Mexican territory, to changing elections in Central America, to situations in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, to the Vietnam War, even touching on World War 2... etc.In that sense, a lot of this almost reads like a detailed journalistic style that is relatively critical of America's actions in, well, forever. That being said, it backs up every instance of America's corporate-run decisions to try and gain power or establish military presences in other countries.This book left me much more depressed over the state of America than before - pretty eye-opening.If I have one criticism I was hoping it would go more into modern technology and the internet, though the book does touch on a bunch of things very briefly. If you're looking for something about that I wouldn't get this