MC411 Half Unit
Media and Globalisation
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Dr Bingchun Meng
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Global Media and Communications (LSE and Fudan), MSc in Global Media and Communications (LSE and UCT) and MSc in Global Media and Communications (LSE and USC). This course is not available as an outside option.
The aim of this course is to explore and demonstrate the role of media, communications and technology in processes of globalisation by introducing the relevant literature, by examining various theories of globalisation and by exploring some of the key debates related to media, communication and globalisation. Topics taught include nationalism, the ‘dewesternisation’ and ‘decolonisation’ of knowledge production, comparative research, media imperialism, cosmopolitanism and racism.
This course is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars totalling a minimum of 25 hours across Michaelmas Term. This year, some or all of this teaching will be delivered online. This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of term.
All students are expected to complete advance reading, participate actively in seminar discussions, carry out seminar presentations and submit one essay of 1,500 words.
A reading list will be provided for each topic. General works relevant to the course include:
- Appadurai, A. (1996). Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
- Eriksen, T. (2014) Globalization. London: Bloomsbury.
- Flew, T. (2018). Understanding Global Media. London: Red Globe Press.
- Kraidy, M.M. (2018). Global Media Studies: A Critical Agenda. Journal of Communication 68: 337-346.
- Lee, C.-C. (2015). Internationalizing ‘International Communication’. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
- Miller, T. and M.M. Kraidy (2016). Global Media Studies. Cambridge: Polity Press.
- Rantanen, T. (2004). The Media and Globalization. London: Sage.
- Rantanen, T. (2019). Introduction. In: T. Rantanen and C. Jiménez-Martinez (eds), Globalization and the Media. London: Routledge.
- Tomlinson, J. (1999). Globalisation and Culture. Cambridge: Polity Press.
- Wilkins, K., Straubhaar, J. and S. Kumar (2013). Global Communication: New Agendas in Communication. London: Routledge.
Essay (100%, 3000 words) in the LT.
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Department: Media & Communications
Total students 2020/21: 104
Average class size 2020/21: 14
Controlled access 2020/21: Yes
Value: Half Unit