Author: Michael Traber
Editor(s): Michael Traber
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172147538
The word globalization usually evokes strong, mostly negative, emotions. Yet it has brought us cable television and the internet-with a myriad of programmes and services-which have captured the imagination of urban youth.
What is the real meaning of globalization? And which roles do the mass media of communication play in this worldwide process? Are globalised media the forerunners of a global market dominated by some Western powers? Can we stop globalization, and if so how? These are some of the questions, which this book explores. Its contributors present different but balanced views on one of the most crucial issues of our time and place.
PART 1: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
Culture as Emergent: Form, Medium and Resistance of Power in History: A Re-examination of Concepts
Resistance and Adoption in India’s Cultural History
Globalization, Global Media and the Struggle for a Just World Order
Globalization and Technology: Two sides of the Same Coin
PART II: GLOBALISATION OF THE AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA
Hindi Cinema in the Globalised Age: From Bollywood to Hollywood
Impact of Television on Indian Cultural Values: Questioning the Assumptions
Look for the Real Culprit: In Defence of Television
PART III: THE CONSTRUCTION OF SOCIAL IMAGINATIONS
Media, Migration and Imagined Locations
Interrogating the Discourse on Globalization and Culture: A Dalit Perspective
Imagining and Imagining religious Symbolism in Mass Media
Conclusion: What is at Stake?