Global Media Dialogues

Edited by Lee Artz

This book, the first of its kind, brings together leading scholars from multiple perspectives in a serious dialogue about continuity and change in global media production and content. Looking at a wide swath of the world, these authors show the emergence of transnational collaboration in global television and film production across national borders that seem to transcend national cultures and identities. At the same time, traditional class analysis of such phenomena is reframed within the rise of myriad social movements for equality, democracy, human rights, and defense of the environment. What are the effects of media, local or global? Does the West continue to dominate or is cultural imperialism waning? With original chapters written by leading scholars from a variety of disciplines, this book will appeal to students and scholars interested in global media communication, cultural studies, and international political economy.


  • Introduction: Global Media Dialogues: Industry, Politics, and Culture - Lee Artz
  • Chapter 1: Media Imperialism in Global Context - Oliver Boyd-Barrett
  • Chapter 2: Global Capitalism and Transnational Class Conflict - Jerry Harris
  • Chapter 3: The Pan-African Media Gap: Empire and the Coloniality of Identity Politics in Post-apartheid South Africa - Last Moyo and Allen Munoriyarwa
  • Chapter 4: Global Media: From Media Imperialism to Global Media Giants - Rodrigo Gómez and Benjamin J. Birkinbine
  • Chapter 5: Little Giants in Latin America - Lee Artz
  • Chapter 6: South Asia as Contested Terrain for Cultural Imperialism - Anis Rahman
  • Chapter 7: A New Cultural Imperialist Rivalry?: A Political Economy of Communication, for Neither Washington Nor Beijing - Tanner Mirrlees
  • Chapter 8: The Belt and Road Initiative, Communication, and Geopolitics - Yuezhi Zhao and Anis Rahman
  • Conclusion: Editor’s Postscript

Lee Artz is Professor of Media Studies and Director of the Center for Global Studies at Purdue University Northwest, and member of IAMCR.

The above text is from the publisher’s description of the book:

Title: Global Media Dialogues: Industry, Politics, and Culture
Editor: Lee Artz
Published: 2023
Pages: 272
Publisher: Routledge

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