The concept of globalization is of media researcher Kai Hafez, author of the. The Myth of Media Globalization, by Kai Hafez. (trans. Alex Skinner). Cambridge: Polity Press, pp. $ (paper). ISBN – Reviewed. Review: Hafez, Kai. (). The Myth of Media Globalization (Alex Skinner, Trans .). Cambridge, MA: Polity Press. Show all authors. Allison McGuffie.
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What happens when citizens gain access to information via other citizens rather than solely by mainstream media on a quantitative level within a given state?
In India, the influence of Western hip hop on Indian youth who take the style of American artists is analysed and Hafez shows that Indian youth adopt a similar linguistic formation to their counter-parts in North America but implement their own contextual ,ai onto the music, creating mth unique style.
Kai Hafez shows that one cannot speak in general about such a globalization of media. Citing the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, Hafez shows that regional media outlets frequently construct frames that zoom in on a small number of immigrants and articulate specific forms of polarizing and antagonizing stories based on threat and violence.
As an important new contribution to timely debates, The Myth of Media Globalization will be essential and provocative reading for students and scholars alike. I would not hesitate to assign the book in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses. This book considers anew the globalization phenomenon in the media sphere, with Kai Hafez aiming to analyse the degree to which media globalization is really taking place.
Hafez declares at the outset his intention to recuperate the concept of globalization through theoretical refinement and empirical globapization. Based on a theoretical debate of media globalization, the work discusses most major fields of media development, including foreign reporting, satellite TV, film, internet, foreign broadcasting, media and migration, media policy and mefia economy.
Bloggat om The Myth of Media Globalization. The ongoing interconnection of the world through modern mass media is generally considered to be one of the ths developments underpinning globalization.
Noting the diversity of this immigrant group, Hafez illustrates how difficult it can be glonalization social analysts to determine what type of identity will form and how an immigrant group will integrate into a society given the number of different personality types.
The Turkish case proves to be to be representative of the complexity of the processes that influence identity formation for migrants in lf new setting. A major virtue of this book is that it does not only look into the cultural dimension of globalization, but also into the medua implications and impacts upon national politics, media policies and news and information.
Many transborder media phenomena are overestimated and taken out of the context of locally and nationally oriented mainstream media processes all over the world.
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The point is made convincingly that so far no global public sphere has been established. Such a phenomenon is prevalent in processes of information spreading with many cultures retaining much of their originality when adopting new forms of social practices from North American and European sources. The world has become interconnected and global media corporations are reshaping the identities of billions.
As an important new contribution to timely debates, The Myth of Media Globalization will be essential and provocative reading for students and scholars alike. All too often the empirical data presented seems rather more anecdotal than representative. The emphasis on actual empirical evidence for key statements in globalization scholarship is refreshing, and this book is an important contribution to the ongoing debate about media globalization.
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The Myth of Media Globalization.
Click here to cancel reply. All too often the empirical data presented seems rather more anecdotal than representative. Hafez insists, convincingly, that this myth is riddled with perceptual errors, ideological projections and political interests.
Read more reviews by Alexei. Its deft maneuvering between research materials and media platforms opens itself up to broad range of applications. Therefore it seems too early to talk about a paradigmatic change of the global communication system. Arab Media Kai Hafez.
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The Myth of Media Globalization. Above all, Hafez hints that the forces that underpin identity formation are not always only media-based. Explore the latest social science book reviews by academics and experts. We are yet to see the emergence of a global public sphere.