The concept of globalization is of media researcher Kai Hafez, author of the. The Myth of Media Globalization, by Kai Hafez. (trans. Alex Skinner). Cambridge: Polity Press, pp. $ (paper). ISBN – Reviewed. Review: Hafez, Kai. (). The Myth of Media Globalization (Alex Skinner, Trans .). Cambridge, MA: Polity Press. Show all authors. Allison McGuffie.

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Added to Your Shopping Cart. Bloggat om The Myth of Media Globalization. The Myth of Media Globalization Nevertheless, Hafez argues, the myth of globalizatin has been helpful for a better understanding of global processes.

I would not hesitate to assign the book in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses. For Hafez, States and governments are assumed to be the main agents and the structural transformation of the worldwide communications system is not responsible for the greatly advocated globalization effect. Skickas inom vardagar. Its deft maneuvering between research materials and media platforms opens itself up to broad range of applications.

All too often the empirical data presented seems rather more anecdotal than representative. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In its critics of hasty concepts and conclusions, the book will be of high importance for the ongoing discussion on globalization and on the role of civil society.

Description The ongoing interconnection of the world through modern mass media is generally considered to be one of the major developments underpinning globalization. Kai Hafez shows that one cannot speak in general about such a globalization of media. He is right in his estimation that such a reworking of what constitutes ‘global’ developments is a prerequisite to the evaluation of the debates on global media.


The Myth of Media Globalization. As an important new contribution to timely debates, The Myth of Media Globalization will be essential and provocative reading for students and scholars alike. What Hafez manages to achieve in this book is to affirm that there are no truly transnational media, and that the ultimate power in media regulation remains in national hands.

The rapid change of technological advancement puts the contribution of this book into a specific period of communications history, that of mass communications prior to social media. International reporting – ‘No further than Columbus You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site.

Explore the latest social science book reviews by academics and experts. Many transborder media phenomena are overestimated and taken out of the context of locally and nationally oriented mainstream media processes all over the world. Hafez insists, convincingly, that this myth is riddled with perceptual errors, ideological projections and political interests.

This important book considers anew the globalization phenomenon in the media sphere.

Theory – structural transformation of the global public sphere? The radical contribution of this fine book is its meticulous examination globaliation evidence used in the mainstream globalization debate. We use cookies on this site to understand how you use our content, and to give you the best browsing experience.

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A major virtue of this book is that it does not only look into the cultural dimension of globalization, but also into the economic implications and impacts upon national politics, media policies and news and information. Based on a theoretical debate of media globalization, the work discusses most major fields of media development, including foreign reporting, satellite TV, film, internet, foreign broadcasting, media and migration, media policy and media economy.


The point is made convincingly that so far no global public sphere has been established. Farrell Corcoran, Dublin City University in: Arab Media Kai Hafez.

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So, too, he demonstrates that the decisive levers of power in media regulation remain in national hands. All too often the empirical data presented seems rather more anecdotal than representative. By taking this position, Hafez essentially is delving into the structure and agency debate which is a relevant topic in the mrdia of science.

Rather than heralding globalization or warning of hafze dangers, as in many other books, Kai Hafez analyses the degree to which media globalization is really taking place. The world has become interconnected and global media corporations are reshaping the identities of billions. Hafez declares at the outset his intention to recuperate the concept of globalization through theoretical refinement and empirical evidence.

The Myth of Media Globalization

A provocative and original assessment of a key contemporary topic: While such terminology is surely contentious, Hafez provides evidence of his claim through empirical examples. Colin Sparks University of Westminster, London. What happens when citizens gain access to information via other citizens rather than solely by mainstream media on a quantitative level within a given state? Read more reviews by Alexei.

The ongoing interconnection of the world through modern mass media is generally considered to be one of the major developments underpinning globalization.