This volume interrogates what "global" means in the context of "communication," and who benefits from global communication practices and industries. Emerging scholars contribute their unique perspectives in communication scholarship, charting innovative directions for research that connects empirical evidence with pressing questions of social significance. This critical reflection leads to considering problems that result from the way global communication becomes mobilized, in the practice of journalism and development as well as the ICT industry.

Global Communication defines the term "globalization," through understanding the cultural geography of global, regional, national, and local media. Critical evaluations of media production, distribution, and consumption practices, within cultural contexts, offer insights into how people "mediate" the global. Chapters draw attention to communications in Latin America, the Arab World, and South Asia, complicating territorial boundaries and exploring how local audience and industry practices work within global as well as local configurations.

  1. New Agendas in Global Communication Research
  2. Mapping "Global" in Global Communication and Media Studies
  3. Mapping Arab Television: Structures, Sites, Genres, Flows, & Politics
  4. Watching TV in a Windowless Havana Room
  5. After Bollywood: Diasporic Media in an Age of Global Media Capitals
  6. Regional Cinemas and Globalization in India
  7. Mobilizing Global Communication: For What and for Whom?
  8. The Future of Global Communication from a Communication for Development and Social Change Perspective
  9. Beyond State-Centric Frameworks: Transversal Media and the Stateless in the Burmese Borderlands
  10. Anti-Politics and Information Societies in the South: Towards a Transcultural Political Economy
  11. New Mediations in the Digital Age: An Analysis of Global Communication through Media Professionals