CMNS 402: Global Communication Report a Broken Link

This course engages critically with problems presented by the production, distribution, and consumption of global media products, and helps students to develop an understanding of the social, political, and economic influences that shape global media systems.

Unit 1


Part A: Defining Global Communication
Thussu, D. K. (2007). Chapter 1: Mapping global media flow and contra-flow. In D. K. Thussu (Ed.), Media on the move: Global flow and contra-flow. London: Routledge.
Part B: Critical Views: Media Flows and Transnationalization
Chelaby, J. K. (2005, April). From internationalization to transnationalization. Global Media and Communication, 1(1), 28–33.
Gunaratne, S. A. (2007, December). A systems view of “international” communication, its scope and limitations. Global Media and Communication, 3(3), 267–271. If you get an error message when using the link, try reloading the page.
Griffin, M. (2002, Fall). From cultural imperialism to transnational commercialization: Shifting paradigms in international media studies. Global Media Journal, 1(1). (Not paginated.)
Demont-Heinrich, C. (2011). Cultural imperialism versus globalization of culture: Riding the structure-agency dialectic in global communication and media studies. Sociology Compass, 5(8), 666–678.

Unit 2


Part A: Organizations and Regulations
Calabrese, A. (1999). Communication and the end of sovereignty? Info, 1(4), 313–326.
Part B: Dependence and Sovereignty: Canada
Mulcahy, K. V. (2000, Summer). Cultural imperialism and cultural sovereignty: U.S.–Canadian cultural relations. American Review of Canadian Studies, 30(2), 181–206.
Tinic, S. (2010). Walking a tightrope: The global cultural economy of Canadian television. In B. Beaty, D. Briton, G. Filax, & R. Sullivan (Eds.), How Canadians communicate III: Contexts of Canadian popular culture (pp. 95–115). Edmonton: Athabasca University Press. Click on the “Free PDF” tab below the first section of the web page.
McCutcheon, M. A. (2009, Spring). Downloading Doppelgängers: New media anxieties and transnational ironies in Battlestar Galactica. Science Fiction Film and Television, 2(1), 1–24.
Taylor, G. (2008, November). Grey to black: Satellite piracy in Canada. Canadian Journal of Media Studies, 4(1), 89–108. If you are asked for a password, just click "Cancel" and you will be able to open the file.
Mattelart, T. (2009, December). Audio-visual piracy: Towards a study of the underground networks of cultural globalization. Global Media and Communication, 5(3), 308–326.

Unit 3


Part A: Corporations and Conglomerations
Waisbord, S. (2004, November). McTV: Understanding the global popularity of television formats. Television & New Media, 5(4), 359–383.
Part B: Beyond America: Developing Media Flows
Powers, S., & e-Nawawy, M. (2009). Al-Jazeera English and global news networks: Clash of civilizations or cross-cultural dialogue? Media, War & Conflict, 2(3), 263–284.
Lynch, Marc. (2005, Summer). Watching Al-Jazeera. Wilson Quarterly, 29(3), 36–45.

Unit 4


Part A: Democratic and Community Media
McChesney, R. W. (2008). The U.S. media reform movement: Going forward. Monthly Review, 60(4).
Cammaerts, B. (2009, December). Community radio in the West: A legacy of struggle for survival in a state and capitalist controlled media environment. International Communication Gazette, 71(8), 635–654.
Sussman, G., & Estes, J. R. (2005, November). KBOO community radio: Organizing Portland's disorderly possibilities. Journal of Radio Studies, 12(2), 223–239.
Part B: Ethnic, Minority, and Special-Interest Media Production
Deuze, M. (2006, August). Ethnic media, community media and participatory culture. Journalism, 7(3), 262–280.
Srinivasan, R. (2006, December). Indigenous, ethnic and cultural articulations of new media. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 9(4), 497–518.
Ginsburg, F. (2003, December). Atanarjuat off-screen: From “media reservations” to the world stage. American Anthropologist, 105(4), 827–831.
Dowell, K. (2006, June). Indigenous media gone global: Strengthening indigenous identity on- and offscreen at the First NationsFirst Features film showcase. American Anthropologist, 108(2), 376–384.
Rodriguez, J. M. R. (2005). Indigenous radio stations in Mexico: A catalyst for social cohesion and cultural strength. The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media, 3(3), 155–169.

Unit 5


Part A: Latin Politics, Global Media
Fox, E., & Waisbord, S. (2002). Latin American media: A long view of politics and markets. In R. Mansell, R. Samarajiva, & A. Makan (Eds.), Networking knowledge for information societies: Institutions & intervention (pp. 303–310). Netherlands: Delft University Press.
Guedes-Bailey, O., & Barbosa, O. F. J. (2008). Chapter 4: The media in Brazil: An historical overview of Brazilian broadcasting politics. In J. Lugo-Ocando (Ed.), The media in Latin America (pp. 46–60). Maidenhead, England; New York: Open University Press.
Orlando Pérez, J. (2008). Chapter 8: The media in Castro's Cuba: Every word counts. In J. Lugo-Ocando (Ed.), The media in Latin America (pp. 116–130). Maidenhead, England; New York: Open University Press.
Light, E. (2011). From pirates to partners: The legalization of community radio in Uruguay. Canadian Journal of Communication, 36(1), 51–67.
Part B: Popular Culture, Transnationalization, and Identity
Mato, D. (2005, November). The transnationalization of the telenovela industry, territorial references, and the production of markets and representations of transnational identities. Television & New Media, 6(4), 423–444.
Barrera, V., & Bielby, D. D. (2001, Spring). Places, faces, and other familiar things: The cultural experience of telenovela viewing among Latinos in the United States. Journal of Popular Culture, 34(4), 1–18.
Biltereyst, D., & Meers, P. (2000, July). The international telenovela debate and the contra-flow argument: A reappraisal. Media Culture & Society, 22(4), 393–413.
Cañizález, A., & Lugo-Ocando, J. (2008). Chapter 14: Beyond national media systems: A medium for Latin America and the struggle for integration. In J. Lugo-Ocando (Ed.), The media in Latin America (pp. 209–225). Maidenhead, England; New York: Open University Press.
Waisbord, S. (1998). When the cart of media is before the horse of identity: A critique of technology-centered views on globalization. Communication Research, 25(4), 377–399.