MSc Global Media and Communications

Set out below, you will find some suggested readings that will prove helpful to you in preparing for your arrival at LSE, and for finding out about courses you may be interested in taking.

It is not essential that you read everything on the list - the intention is simply to give you an idea of the level and range of material covered.


  • Appadurai, A. (1996). Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Flew, T. (2007) Understanding Global Media. Basingstoke, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Kraidy, M. (2005) Hybridity, Or, The Cultural Logic of Globalization. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
  • Maxwell, R.(ed.) (2001) Culture Works: Essays on the Political Economy of Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Miller, T. (et al.) (2005) Global Hollywood 2. London: BFI Publishing.
  • Orgad, S. (2012). Media Representation and the Global Imagination. Cambridge: Polity Press. 
  • Pickering, M. (2001) Stereotyping: The Politics of Representation. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • Rantanen, T. (2004) The Media and Globalization. London: Sage.
  • Silverstone, R. (2007). Media and Morality. Cambridge: Polity Press. 
  • Tomlinson, J. (1999) Globalisation and Culture. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Thussu, D. (2006) Media on the Move: Global Flow and Contra-Flow. London and New York: Routledge.Silverstone, R. (2007) Media and Morality. Cambridge: Polity Press.