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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Understanding Global Media

ISBN 9781403920485
Publication Date May 2007
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

Understanding Global Media offers a comprehensive overview of global media production and circulation. The book analyzes media industries, production, content, audiences and policies on an international scale and draws insight from a range of perspectives, including politics, media and cultural studies, and economic and cultural geography.

TERRY FLEW is Associate Professor and Head of Media and Communication at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. His latest book is New Media: An Introduction ( 2002).

Introduction to Global Media: Key Concepts and Issues
Theories of Global Media
Globalization and Global Media Corporations
Global Media, the Knowledge Economy and the New Competition
Global Media Cultures
From Sovereignty to Software: National Media Policies in an Age of Global Media


'Impressive in scope and execution, Understanding Global Media is a superb survey of the major themes and issues that animate the study of global media. Terry Flew provides lively analysis of the ways in which media institutions, policies, technologies, and content are increasingly shaped by global forces.' - Michael Curtin, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies andf Director of Global Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA '...nobody has surveyed the phenomenon more thoroughly, or explored its nature and implications with greater clarity, than Terry Flew. This book has established him as the authority on global media – as something of a global
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