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Internationalizing Media Theory : Transition, Power, Culture (Hardcover)

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Synthesizing approaches from political science, political economy, cultural studies, and communication studies, Internationalizing Media Theory redefines media theory with a broad and comparative framework. Author John Downing first explores the inadequacy of existing media theory, including their tendencies to focus on dominant Western cultures and their avoidance of analyses that explore communication processes in light of the study of power in political science. He then builds a triangular analysis that assesses the linked politico-economic and cultural changes brought about via the media (which includes alternative forms of expression during the past 15 years of turbulence in Russia, Poland, and Hungary). This engaging volume illustrates the key issues underlying such changes--power, the state, endemic conflicts, societal change, the economy, institutionalized racism, ethnic insurgency, secrecy, and surveillance--and thereby expands our understanding of society. This timely book addresses recent transitions in communication and their affects on theory and research. It will be well received by researchers, professionals, and students in media studies, communication, and politics and sociology with an eastern European focus.

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Publisher Sage Pubns
Mfg Part# 9780803987104
SKU 211971432
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0803987102
Release Date 8/13/2012
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