Lehrveranstaltungskommentar
Course description


Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, winter 2007/08
Prof. Dr. Oliver Zöllner


Course title: International and global communication
Course module: European & international studies
Language of instruction: English
Dates: 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 16 Nov, 30 Nov, 14 Dec 2007, 11 Jan, 25 Jan
Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., bi-weekly
Venue: 23.21.00.82
Electronic seminar materials here


About this course:

This seminar will outline and examine the profound changes in international media and communication during the past decade -- what is often referred to by the catchphrase 'globalization'. In particular this course will deal with the following questions:
Examples will cover Europe, North America, China, India, the Arab World, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.

In this seminar participants will need to do a lot of reading and some research of their own. The concept of the 'active audience' will be enforced. At least you won't be bored.

Check out the reading list and you'll get a good idea of which topics to expect. Start reading.

Reading list:
[green = recommended introductory texts and overviews]

I. OVERVIEWS, INTRODUCTIONS

Artz, Lee / Kamalipour, Yahya (eds.): The media globe: Trends in international mass media. Lanham 2007.
Balnaves, Mark / Donald, James / Donald, Stephanie Hemelryk (eds.): The global media atlas. London 2001.
Barker, Chris: Television, globalization and cultural identities. Buckingham, Philadelphia 1999.
Beck, Ulrich: Was ist Globalisierung? Frankfurt am Main 1997, 2007.
Chalaby, Jean K. (ed.): Transnational television worldwide: Towards a new media order. London, New York 2005.
Cooper-Chen, Anne (ed.): Global entertainment media: Content, audiences, issues. Mahwah, London 2005.
Curtin, Patricia A. / Gaither, T. Kenn: International public relations: Negotiating culture, identity, and power. Thousand Oaks, London, New Delhi 2007.
Diasporic communication. Themed issue of Javnost - The Public, Vol. 9 (2002) 1.
Ekecrantz, Jan: Media and communication studies going global. In: Nordicom Review, Vol. 28 (2007), Jubilee issue, pp. 169-181.
Fortner, Robert S.: International communication: History, conflict, and control of the global metropolis. Belmont 1993.
Globalisation and diasporic communication. Themed issue of Javnost - The Public, Vol. 6 (1999) 1.
Hafez, Kai: Mythos Globalisierung. Warum die Medien nicht grenzenlos sind. Wiesbaden 2005.
Hallin, Daniel C. / Mancini, Paolo: Comparing media systems: Three models of media and politics. Cambridge 2004.
Hans-­Bredow-­Institut (ed.): Internationales Handbuch Medien. 2004/2005. Baden-Baden 2004.
Hasebrink, Uwe / Herzog, Anja: Mediennutzung im internationalen Vergleich. In: Hans-­Bredow-­Institut (ed.): Internationales Handbuch Medien. 2004/2005. Baden-Baden 2004, pp. 136-158.
Hepp, Andreas: Transkulturelle Kommunikation. Konstanz 2006.
Hepp, Andreas / Krotz, Friedrich / Winter, Carsten (eds.): Globalisierung der Medienkommunikation. Eine Einführung. Wiesbaden 2005.
Hepp, Andreas / Löffelholz, Martin (eds.): Grundlagentexte zur transkulturellen Kommunikation. Konstanz 2002.
McPhail, Thomas L.: Global communication: Theories, stakeholders, and trends. 2nd ed. Malden, Oxford, Carlton 2006.
Meckel, Miriam / Kriener, Markus (eds.): Internationale Kommunikation. Eine Einführung. Opladen 1996.
Rühl, Manfred: Globalisierung der Kommunikationswissenschaft. Denkprämissen - Schlüsselbegriffe - Theorienarchitektur. In: Publizistik, Vol. 51 (2006) 3, pp. 349-369.
Shoemaker, Pamela J. / Cohen, Akiba A.: News around the world: Content, practitioners, and the public. New York, London 2006.
The MacBride Report - 25 years later. Themed issue of Javnost - The Public, Vol. 12 (2005) 3.
Thomaß, Barbara (Hrsg.): Mediensysteme im internationalen Vergleich. Konstanz 2007.
Thussu, Daya Kishan: International communication: Continuity and change. 2nd ed. London 2006.
Tunstall, Jeremy: The national media system as the lead player. In: Global Media and Communication, Vol. 3 (2007) 3, pp. 321-324.
Verčič, Dejan: Public relations of movers and shakers: Transnational corporations. In: Krishnamurthy Sriramesh / Dejan Verčič (eds.): The global public relations handbook: Theory, research, and practice. Mahwah (N.J.), London 2003, pp. 478-489.

II. AFRICA

Beck, Rose Marie / Wittmann, Frank (eds.): African media cultures: Transdisciplinary perspectives. Cultures de médias en Afrique. Köln 2004.
Bourgault, Louise M.: Mass media in sub-Saharan Africa. Bloomington 1995.
Brüne, Stefan: Afrika (südlich der Sahara). In: Barbara Thomaß (Hrsg.): Mediensysteme im internationalen Vergleich. Konstanz 2007, S. 314-325.
Eko, Lyombe: Africa: Life in the margins of globalization. In: Lee Artz / Yahya Kamalipour (eds.): The media globe: Trends in international mass media. Lanham 2007, pp. 7-32.
Eribo, Festus / Jong-Ebot, William (eds.): Press freedom and communication in Africa. Trenton 1997.
Mbida, Michel C.: Afrika und die internationale Kommunikationsordnung. Zu Entwicklungstendenzen der afrikanischen Medien in den 90er Jahren und ihrer Lage in der Globalisierung. Diss., Univ. Frankfurt a.M. 2000.
Mytton, Graham: How Africa sees Europe. In: Oliver Zöllner (ed.): Der Blick der Anderen. Europa in der Wahrnehmung von Medien Afrikas, Asiens und Lateinamerikas. Bochum 2006, pp. 109-123.
Ugboajah, Frank Okwu (ed.): Mass communication, culture and society in West Africa. Oxford 1985.
Wittmann, Frank: Medienkultur und Ethnographie. Ein transdisziplinärer Ansatz. Mit einer Fallstudie zu Senegal. Bielefeld 2007.

III. ASIA

Chinese media after China's entry into WTO. Themed issue of Javnost - The Public, Vol. 10 (2003) 4.
Donald, Stephanie Hemelryk / Keane, Michael / Hong, Yin (eds.): Media in China: Consumption, content, and crisis. London 2002.
French, David / Richards, Michael (eds.): Television in contemporary Asia. New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, London 2000.
Hediger, Vinzenz: Asien. In: Barbara Thomaß (Hrsg.): Mediensysteme im internationalen Vergleich. Konstanz 2007, S. 299-313.
Koch, Elena: Medien in Indien. Medienlandschaft und Mediennutzung 2005. In: Oliver Zöllner (ed.): Der Blick der Anderen. Europa in der Wahrnehmung von Medien Afrikas, Asiens und Lateinamerikas. Bochum 2006, pp. 77-99.
Kumar, Keval J.: Mass communication in India. 3rd ed. Mumbai 2002.
Moran, Albert / Keane, Michael (eds.): Television across Asia: Television industries, programme formats and globalization. London, New York 2004.
Page, David / Crawley, William: Satellites over South Asia: Broadcasting, culture and the public interest. New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, London 2001.
Scharping, Thomas: Supervision of the Chinese media sector - aspects and consequences. In: Manfred Kops / Stefan Ollig (eds.): Internationalization of the Chinese TV sector. Berlin 2007, pp. 253-264.
Shi, Anbin: The taming of the shrew: Global media in a Chinese perspective. In: Global Media and Communication, Vol. 1 (2005) 1, pp. 33-36.
Singhal, Arvind / Rogers, Everett M.: India's communication revolution: From bullock carts to cyber marts. New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, London 2001.

VI. ARABIC-SPEAKING WORLD

Ayish, Muhammad I.: Arab World television in the age of globalisation: An analysis of emerging political, economic, cultural and technological patterns. Hamburg 2003.
Berenger, Ralph: Media in the Middle East and North Africa. In: Thomas L. McPhail: Global communication: Theories, stakeholders, and trends. 2nd ed. Malden, Oxford, Carlton 2006, pp. 192-225.
Hafez, Kai (ed.): Mass media, politics, and society in the Middle East. Cresskill 2001.
Hahn, Oliver / Alawi, Zahi: Arabische Welt. In: Barbara Thomaß (Hrsg.): Mediensysteme im internationalen Vergleich. Konstanz 2007, S. 279-298.
Ibahrine, Mohammad: Arab satellite broadcasting: Regional and global impacts. In: Oliver Zöllner (ed.): Der Blick der Anderen. Europa in der Wahrnehmung von Medien Afrikas, Asiens und Lateinamerikas. Bochum 2006, pp. 60-76.
Kraidy, Marwan / Khalil, Joe F.: The Middle East: Transnational Arab television. In: Lee Artz / Yahya Kamalipour (eds.): The media globe: Trends in international mass media. Lanham 2007, pp. 79-98.
Lynch, Marc: Voices of the new Arab public: Iraq, Al-Jazeera, and Middle East politics today. New York 2006.
Miles, Hugh: Al-Jazeera: How Arab TV news challenged the world. London 2005.

V. LATIN AMERICA

Cole, Richard E. (ed.): Communication in Latin America: Journalism, mass media, and society. Wilmington 1996.
Fox, Elizabeth: Latin politics, global media. Austin 2002.
Fox, Elizabeth: Latin American broadcasting: From tango to telenovela. Luton 1997.
Fuenzalida, Valerio: La televisión pública en América Latina. Reforma o privatización. México, Santiago de Chile 2000.
Fuenzalida, Valerio: Televisión abierta y audiencia en América Latina. Buenos Aires 2002.
Lozano, José-Carlos: Latin America: Media conglomerates. In: Lee Artz / Yahya Kamalipour (eds.): The media globe: Trends in international mass media. Lanham 2007, pp. 99-118.
Massmann, Annette: Lateinamerika. In: Barbara Thomaß (Hrsg.): Mediensysteme im internationalen Vergleich. Konstanz 2007, S. 259-278.
Murphy, Patrick D. / Rodríguez, Clemencia (eds.): Communication and culture in Latin America. Themed issue of Global Media and Communication, Vol. 2 (2006) 3 [pp. 267-382].




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