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The Myth Of Media Globalization

Author : Kai Hafez
ISBN : 9780745658094
Genre : Political Science
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The ongoing interconnection of the world through modern mass media is generally considered to be one of the major developments underpinning globalization. This important book considers anew the globalization phenomenon in the media sphere. Rather than heralding globalization or warning of its dangers, as in many other books, Kai Hafez analyses the degree to which media globalization is really taking place. Do we have enough evidence to show that there is a linear and accelerated move towards transnationalization in the media? All too often the empirical data presented seems rather more anecdotal than representative. Many transborder media phenomena are overestimated and taken out of the context of locally and nationally oriented mainstream media processes all over the world. The inherent danger is that a central paradigm of the social sciences, rather than bearing scholarly substance, will turn out to be a myth and even a sometimes dangerously ideological tool. 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. As an important new contribution to timely debates, The Myth of Media Globalization will be essential and provocative reading for students and scholars alike.

A Matter Of Time And Space

Author : Michaela Strobel
ISBN : 9783656303640
Genre : Computers
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Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject Communications - Multimedia, Internet, New Technologies, grade: A, Stockholm University (JMK), course: Global Media Studies I, language: English, abstract: [...] Whether something is a myth or not, is hard to define as the perception of a myth – the evaluation if a certain situation is exaggerated or not (Hafez 2007: 1) – is always something very subjective and depending on the judge’s viewpoint. So it is not surprising that in his book Kai Hafez comes to the conclusion that media globalization is a myth. He links strict requirements1 to the state of globalization and seems to be analyzing mainly German media products under this perspective. He is also largely focusing on the receiving end of media content – the spectator (Hafez 2007: 14) – and emphasizing the role of the medium television within the globalization debate. Although the comparatively minor role the internet plays in this work could be due to the fact that this medium first started its unprecedented exponential grow around 20072. Nevertheless he is neither emphasizing qualitative data to confirm his assumptions of a non-globalized media audience, nor is he presenting a broad range of quantitative figures to support his conclusion of a lack of globalization in the structure of media industry, policy and distribution. Although Hafez is referring to globalization as a process (Hafez 2007: 23), his high expectations of system change (Hafez 2007: 2) are leading to the rather utopian idea of the final state of a entirely globalized world – a situation which he describes has already happened in other sectors, such as economy of industrial goods (Hafez 2007: 4). Especially when dealing with such an all-encompassing question as globalization, it is crucial to dare a glimpse out of the box, not letting one-self be deluded by the West-European media culture one was born into and the wishful thinking of an ideal state of globalism, where all media content is accepted equally among the world’s public (Hafez 2007: 12). In order to challenge such a human terminology like ‘myth’ I consider it appropriate to look at the phenomenon of globalization and media at eye level with the human part of media –its users3. By doing this, the following text will clearly reveal that Hafez’s ‘myth’ isn’t actually reality. [...]

Die Politische Dimension Der Auslandsberichterstattung Das Nahost Und Islambild Der Deutschen Berregionalen Presse

Author : Kai Hafez
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029707671
Genre : Communication, International
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Freiheit Gleichheit Und Intoleranz

Author : Kai Hafez
ISBN : 9783839422922
Genre : Political Science
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Der Umgang mit dem Islam stellt die fundamentale Bewährungsprobe für die liberale Verfasstheit der westlichen Gesellschaften dar. Kai Hafez nimmt die erste umfassende Bestandsaufnahme der Gleichstellung, Integration und Anerkennung des Islams in Deutschland und Europa vor. Sein differenzierter Blick zeigt: Während sich die politischen Systeme langsam auf die Anwesenheit von Muslimen einstellen, bleibt die »liberale Gesellschaft« oft weit hinter ihren Ansprüchen zurück. Die »Sarrazin-Debatte« und rassistische Morde sind nur die Spitze tiefer liegender Unfähigkeiten vieler Europäer, die Globalisierung in ihre Lebenswelt zu integrieren. Um die Demokratie zu stützen, bedarf es nicht weniger als einer Neuerfindung der »liberalen Gesellschaft«. Nicht nur Politik und Bürger, sondern auch die Institutionen der Medien, Wissenschaft, Schule und Kirchen müssen sich rundum erneuern.

Heiliger Krieg Und Demokratie

Author : Kai Hafez
ISBN : 9783839412565
Genre : Political Science
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Der politische Islam - eine »terroristische« oder »faschistische« Bewegung? Entgegen dieser im Westen vielfach verbreiteten Wahrnehmung räumt der Band dem politischen Islam trotz aller Auswüchse als radikale Opposition eine zentrale Position auch in Prozessen der Demokratisierung und Modernisierung ein. Der bislang in dieser Konsequenz verweigerte Vergleich mit der ebenfalls nicht widerspruchsfreien politischen Geschichte des Westens zeigt nicht nur erstaunliche Parallelen, sondern die tiefe Ambivalenz von Gefahren - aber auch Chancen -, die der politische Islam mit sich bringt. Für die Nahost- und Islampolitik des Westens kann es dann um nicht weniger gehen als um eine fundamentale Wende hin zu einer neuen Entspannungspolitik.

Arab Media

Author : Kai Hafez
ISBN : 0826428363
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Arab Media: Power and Weakness includes writings from the best scholars on the subject from around the world, with the aim of evaluating, revising, and stimulating the academic debate on Arab media.

Die Welt Ist Flach

Author : Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN : 3518459643
Genre : Diffusion of innovations
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Globalisation Freedom And The Media After Communism

Author : Birgit Beumers
ISBN : 9781317967637
Genre : Political Science
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This book examines the fate of post-Soviet press freedom and media culture in the context of the growing impact of globalisation. To understand the complicated situation that has arisen with respect to these issues in post-Soviet space is impossible without collaboration between political scientists, sociologists, cultural analysts, media studies researchers and media practitioners. The book is one of the first attempts to bridge the gaps between political and cultural studies approaches, between textual analysis and audience research, as well as between practitioner-led and scholarly approaches to the post-Soviet media The cumulative impact of the essays contained in this section is to reinforce the intuition which inspired it: that the post-Soviet media remain a highly heterogeneous, complex and dynamic field for investigation. With contributions from scholars and journalists across Europe (including the former Soviet Union), the collection addresses such issues as censorship and elections, the legacy of the Soviet past, terrorism and the media, the post-Soviet business press, advertising and nation building, official press discourse and entrepreneurship, and global formats on Russian television. This book was originally published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.

Radicalism And Political Reform In The Islamic And Western Worlds

Author : Kai Hafez
ISBN : 9781139489041
Genre : Political Science
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Over the last decade, political Islam has been denounced in the Western media and in the surrounding literature as a terrorist or fascist movement that is entirely at odds with Western democratic ideology. Kai Hafez's book overturns these arguments, contending that, despite its excesses, as a radical form of political opposition the movement plays a central role in the processes of democratization and modernization, and that these processes have direct parallels in the history and politics of the West. By analyzing the evolution of Christian democratization through the upheavals of the Reformation, colonisation, fascism, and totalitarianism, the book shows how radicalism and violence were constant accompaniments to political change, and that these components - despite assertions to the contrary - are still part of Western political culture to this day.

Die Schatten Der Globalisierung

Author : Joseph Stiglitz
ISBN : 9783641202774
Genre : Business & Economics
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Explodierende Aktienkurse und scheinbar nie dagewesenes Wirtschaftswachstum kennzeichneten die »Goldenen Neunziger« – bis der Absturz in eine weltweite, tiefe und bis heute andauernde Rezession folgte. Was ist schief gelaufen? Nobelpreisträger Joseph Stiglitz zeigt, welchen Kräften sich der schwindelerregende Boom verdankte und inwiefern in ihm bereits die Saat der Zerstörung angelegt war. Stiglitz, als Berater der ersten Clinton-Administration und später Chefökonom der Weltbank ein intimer Kenner des »Tatorts Washington« (NZZ) und der internationalen Konzernzentralen, weiß von den strategischen Entscheidungen in den innersten Zirkeln von Politik und Wirtschaft zu berichten, aber auch von den hitzigen Debatten, die diesen vorausgingen. Selbstkritisch beleuchtet er die globalen Folgen ihres gemeinsamen Tuns: Wie ist die Fixierung auf den Defizitabbau heute zu bewerten? Wie wirkt sich die von der US-Regierung exzessiv betriebene Deregulierung des Marktes aus? Wohin hat uns die Maxime, Eigennutz diene automatisch auch der Allgemeinheit, geführt? Das Gleichgewicht zwischen Staat und Markt ist verloren gegangen, so Stiglitz’ zentrale These. Um diese Balance wiederherzustellen, entwickelt Stiglitz eine überzeugende Alternative zum Diktat des Marktes – denn das, so zeigt er auf provozierende Weise, ist nicht nur wenig sozial, sondern auf lange Sicht sogar unwirtschaftlich.

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