Global media expert Dal Yong Jin examines the nexus of globalization, digital media, and contemporary popular culture in this empirically rich, student-friendly book.

Offering an in-depth look at globalization processes, histories, texts, and state policies as they relate to the global media, Jin maps out the increasing role of digital platforms as they have shifted the contours of globalization. Case studies and examples focus on ubiquitous digital platforms, including Facebook, YouTube, and Netflix, in tandem with globalization so that the readers are able to apply diverse theoretical frameworks of globalization in different media milieu. Readers are taught core theoretical concepts which they should apply critically to a broad range of contemporary media policies, practices, movements, and technologies in different geographic regions of the world – North America, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia – with a view to determining how they shape and are shaped by globalization.

End-of-chapter discussion questions prompt further critical thinking and research. Students doing coursework in digital media, global media, international communication, and globalization will find this new textbook to be an essential introduction to how media have influenced a complex set of globalization processes in broad international and comparative contexts.

chapter 2|14 pages

Media History in the Age of Globalization

chapter 5|13 pages

The Nation-State

Dead or Alive

chapter 6|15 pages

The Business of Global Media Industries

chapter 7|11 pages

Smartphones in the Era of Globalization

chapter 8|13 pages

Globalization and Broadcasting

chapter 9|15 pages

The Cultural Politics of Film

chapter 10|14 pages

The Culture of Global Music