The concept of globalization is of media researcher Kai Hafez, author of the. The Myth of Media Globalization, by Kai Hafez. (trans. Alex Skinner). Cambridge: Polity Press, pp. $ (paper). ISBN – Reviewed. Review: Hafez, Kai. (). The Myth of Media Globalization (Alex Skinner, Trans .). Cambridge, MA: Polity Press. Show all authors. Allison McGuffie.
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The radical contribution of this fine book is its meticulous examination of evidence used in the mainstream globalization debate. To a large extent, media are targeted and used by local and regional groups, and they mainly refer to local and regional processes. Description The ongoing interconnection of the world through modern mass media is generally considered to be one of the major developments underpinning globalization.
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Citing the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, Hafez shows that regional media outlets frequently construct frames that zoom in on a small number of immigrants and articulate specific forms of polarizing and antagonizing stories based on threat and violence.
What Hafez manages to achieve in this book is to affirm that there are no truly transnational media, and that the ultimate power in media regulation remains in national hands. Its deft maneuvering between research materials and media platforms opens itself up to broad range of applications.
For Hafez, States and governments are assumed to be the main agents and the structural transformation of the worldwide communications system is not responsible for the greatly advocated globalization effect.
Nevertheless, Hafez argues, the myth of globalization has been helpful for a better understanding of global processes. Based on a theoretical debate of media globalization, the work discusses most major fields of media development, including foreign reporting, satellite TV, film, internet, foreign broadcasting, media and migration, media policy and media economy. Do we have enough evidence to show that there is a linear and accelerated move towards transnationalization in the media?
To accept cookies, click continue. Rather than heralding globalization or warning of its dangers, as in many other books, Kai Hafez analyses the degree to which media globalization is really taking place. I would not hesitate to assign the book in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses.
Added to Your Shopping Cart. Hafez’s is a timely, careful, and important intervention, presented in a style that invites a readership that will include both students and researchers. The ongoing interconnection of the world through modern mass media is generally considered to be one of the major developments underpinning globalization. This important book considers anew the globalization phenomenon in the media sphere.
He shows a critical detachment that is further enhanced by the fact that he, unlike many of his colleagues, always keeps a focus on the way the individual interacts with the media.
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The Myth of Media Globalization. Above all, Hafez hints that the forces that underpin identity formation are not always only media-based. The rapid change of technological advancement puts the contribution of this book into a specific period of communications history, that of mass communications prior to social media.
The point is made convincingly mytth so far no global public sphere has been established. As every given population is dependent on media in one form of another, Hafez debunks some assumptions behind the nature of media communication and its contribution to immigrant integration by making clear that the Turkish population in Germany is composed of an extremely diverse make up. In a series of well-researched chapters, Hafez demonstrates that many of the commonplace assertions about the media and globalization, for example the emergence of a global public sphere, are lacking in any empirical support.
Such a phenomenon is prevalent in gllbalization of information spreading with many cultures retaining thhe of their originality when adopting new forms of social practices from North American and European sources. Zugleich entlarvt es damit den Mythos von einer globalen Vereinheitlichung der Kultur und der Lebensweisen.
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Would you like to change to the site? So, too, he demonstrates that the decisive levers of power in media regulation remain in national hands. Hafez insists, convincingly, that this myth is riddled with perceptual errors, ideological projections and political interests.
A major virtue of this book is that it does not only look into the cultural dimension of globalization, but also into the economic implications and impacts upon national politics, media policies and news and information.
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You can find Alexei on Twitter AlexeiAnisin. We are yet to see the emergence of a global public sphere. Hafez thus adopts systems theory and operates out of this theoretical framework throughout the book, taking the nation state and its media system as units of analysis.