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This highly original, thought-provoking book – written by a pioneer of communication studies – is the first to analyze the post 9/11 world in terms of global media and popular culture. Written in an engaging and candid manner by a leading expert in this field Argues that cross-cultural understanding can only be achieved by harnessing the power of global media, popular culture, information technology, and personal communications technologies Examines the global trend of using film, video, music, and TV “on-demand” as the framework through which we experience all cultural activity Draws inspiration from the work of a range of theorists, from Charles Darwin to Anthony Giddens Candidly interrogates the very latest developments in world affairs, especially the roles of fundamentalist religious ideology, media globalization, and individualism, whose complex relationships have yet to be explained by social scientistsContent: Chapter 1 All Eyes on the Global Stage (pages 1–23): Chapter 2 Human Expression (pages 24–51): Chapter 3 Programming Our Personal Supercultures (pages 52–79): Chapter 4 The Push and Pull of Culture (pages 80–103): Chapter 5 Globalized Islam (pages 104–132): Chapter 6 Cultural Transparency (pages 133–150): Chapter 7 The Open Spaces of Global Communication (pages 151–170): Chapter 8 Fundamentalism and Cosmopolitanism (pages 171–194): Chapter 9 Communicating the Future (pages 195–206):
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