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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To accept cookies, click continue. As an important new contribution to timely debates, The Myth of Media Globalization will be essential and provocative reading for students and scholars alike. The Myth of Media Globalization. We are yet to see the emergence of a global public sphere.
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. 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.
The Myth of Media Globalization
The ongoing interconnection of the world through modern mass media is generally considered to be one of the major developments underpinning globalization. Hafez insists, convincingly, that this myth is riddled with perceptual errors, ideological globaliaation and political interests.
Sheer connectivity in the global system does not cause societal change; rather Hafez asserts that independent nation states are the actors with greatest agency when it comes to identity formation, cultural shaping, and other transformative forces caused by mass media.
Myth of Media Globalization Kai Hafez. This important book considers anew the globalization phenomenon in the media sphere. The Myth of Media Globalization Description The ongoing interconnection of the harez through modern mass media is generally considered to be one of the major developments underpinning globalization. Hafez declares at the outset his intention to recuperate the concept of globalization through theoretical refinement and empirical evidence.
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Its deft maneuvering between research materials and media platforms opens itself up to broad range of applications. Farrell Corcoran, Dublin City University in: Noting the diversity of this immigrant group, Hafez illustrates how difficult it can be for social analysts to determine what type of identity will form and how an immigrant group will integrate into a society given the number of different personality types.
Previous post Next post. Added to Your Shopping Cart. A provocative and original assessment of a key contemporary topic: The world has become interconnected and global media corporations are reshaping the identities of billions. In India, the influence of Western hip hop on Indian youth who take the style of American artists is analysed and Hafez shows that Indian youth adopt a similar linguistic formation to their counter-parts in North America but implement their own contextual flavour onto the music, creating a unique style.
To a large extent, media are targeted and used by local and regional groups, and they mainly refer to local and regional processes. Nevertheless, Hafez argues, the myth of globalization has been helpful for a better understanding of global processes.
Many transborder media phenomena are overestimated and taken out of the context of locally and nationally oriented mainstream media processes all over the world. International reporting hafdz ‘No further than Columbus The inherent danger is that a central paradigm of the social sciences, rather than bearing scholarly substance, will turn out to be a myth and even a sometimes dangerously ideological tool. The ongoing interconnection of the world through modern mass media is generally considered to be one of the major developments underpinning globalization.
Colin Sparks University of Westminster, London. Here Hafez hints that there may be a wide variety of factors at play in influencing the identities of Turks that live in Germany. You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. By taking this position, Hafez essentially is delving into the structure and agency debate which is a relevant topic in the philosophy of science.
The Turkish case proves to be to be representative of the complexity of the processes that influence identity formation for migrants in a new setting. Hafez thus adopts systems theory jafez operates out of this theoretical framework throughout the book, taking the nation state and its media system as units of analysis. In the initial sections of the book, Hafez reviews various globalization literatures and gives the reader a good idea globalizattion the lack of theoretical and statistical backing behind the assumptions of media globalization across media if, communication studies, political science tne other disciplines.
Therefore it seems too early to talk about a paradigmatic change of the global communication system. In its critics of hasty concepts and conclusions, the book will be of high importance for the ongoing discussion on globalization and on the role of civil society.
Do we have enough evidence to show that there is a linear and accelerated move towards transnationalization in the media? Lian Zhu, Bournemouth University in: So, too, he demonstrates that the decisive levers of power in media regulation remain in national hands. Arab Media Kai Hafez. Many transborder media phenomena are overestimated and taken out of the context of locally and nationally oriented mainstream media processes all over the world.
The inherent danger is that jyth central paradigm of the social sciences, rather than bearing scholarly substance, will turn out to be a gafez and even a sometimes dangerously ideological tool. This book considers anew the globalization phenomenon in the media sphere, with Kai Hafez aiming to analyse the degree to which media globalization is really taking place.
All too often the empirical data presented seems rather more anecdotal than representative.
The point is made convincingly that so far no global public sphere has been established. Skickas inom vardagar. 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.
He is right in his estimation that such a reworking of what constitutes ‘global’ developments is a prerequisite to the evaluation of the debates on lai media.