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The Media and Globalization

Terhi Rantanen|
Sage Publications (December 2004) 

'This is a necessary and very original book that really does address the lack of attention to media in previous discussions about globalization.'
James Lull, University of California, San Diego

There is no globalization without media and communications, but this relationship is so obvious that it is often overlooked. Terhi Rantanen challenges conventional ways of thinking about globalization and shows that it cannot be understood without studying the role of the media and communications.

The Media and Globalization offers:

  • A critical analysis of the concepts and theories of globalization and media
  • An examination of the pivotal role of the media and communications in mediated globalization
  • A new methodology, global mediagraphy, for relating individual, local experiences to the processes of globalization
  • A historical macro-micro study of globalization

Rantanen has made this enormous and complex subject very accessible by using personal histories and pictures to engage the reader. It will be invaluable to students in Global and International Media, Cultural Studies, and International Relations.

Dr Terhi Rantanen is course director of the MSc Programme in Global Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 


Book launch - Wednesday 16 February

The Media and Globalizaton by Terhi Rantanen is launched at LSE on Wednesday 16 February from 5-7pm in the Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop, LSE, Portugal Street. Professor Roger Silverstone, LSE, will give a brief introduction.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Tanja.Lederer@sagepub.co.uk|

Press cuttings

THES, Textbook Guide
Both sides of our windows on the world (27 May 05)
Book review of The Media and Globalization, first edition by Terhi Rantanen, LSE.