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Global Communication

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"Comprehensive in its scope and scale, rigorously argued and richly illustrated with wide-ranging examples, this clearly written and user-friendly book from a veteran commentator on international communication will be valuable for students and scholars. Strongly recommended."

- Daya Thussu, Professor of International Communication, University of Westminster


Global Communication explores the history, present and future of global communication, introducing and explaining the theories, stories and flows of information and media that affect us all. Based on his experience teaching generations of students to critically examine the world of communication around them, Cees Hamelink helps readers understand the thinkers, concepts and questions in this changing landscape. This book:




Explores the cultural, economic, political and social dimensions and consequences of global communication
Introduces the key thinkers who have been inspirational to the field
Teaches you to master the art of asking critical questions
Takes you through concrete cases from UN summits to hot lines and cyber-surveillance
Boosts your essay skills with a guided tour of the literature, including helpful comments and recommendations of what to cite
Brings you directly into the classroom with a series of video lectures


This book guides students through the complex terrain of global communication, helping you become a critically informed participant in the ever-changing communication landscape. It is essential reading for students of communication and media studies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 17.78mm | 520g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1849204241
  • 9781849204248
  • 496,806

Table of contents

What is Global Communication?
How to Study Global Communication
The History of Long-Distance Communication
The Economy of Global Communication
Flows of Global Content
Emergence of the Politics of Global Communication
The Politics of Global Communication: 21st Century Issues
Inequality and the Global Divide
Propaganda, Diplomacy and Espionage
Global Communication and Global Conflict
Culture and Global Communication
Global Communication Online
Futures of Global Communication
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Review quote

Comprehensive in its scope and scale, rigorously argued and richly illustrated with wide-ranging examples, this clearly written and user-friendly book from a veteran commentator on international communication will be valuable for students and scholars. Strongly recommended. -- Daya Thussu This book is a valuable contribution to the backbone of Global Communications, which coherently consolidates information on the history, economy, politics, culture and flows of this emerging field. Perfect for students of our interlaced and complicated global futures. -- Eleftheria Lekakis Hamelink provides us with a smart textbook on international communication that should become an inspirational source for teachers and students. With attention to theory, method, history and context - the book is a wise choice for anyone seeking to understand global communication. -- Janet Wasko
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About Cees Jan Hamelink

Dr. Cees J. Hamelink is Emeritus Professor of International Communication at the University of Amsterdam. He is also currently Professor for Information Management at the University of Aruba, and Professor of Human Rights and Public Health at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam.

He is the editor-in-chief of the International Communication Gazette and Honorary President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). He is author of 17 monographs on communication, culture, and human rights. His latest book is a textbook on Global Communication (SAGE, 2015).

Professor Hamelink received life-time achievements awards from various international organisations and has been consultant to many national governments and agencies in the UN system.
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