No-No Guide to Global Media
By Peter Steven
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- Compressed overview of the world's media
- Accessible, interesting, well-written
- 110 x 180 mm, paperback
- 144 pages
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From the silver screen to pay-per-view TV, the media are a significant force in society; and never more so than now, in the era of globalization. This revised and updated No-Nonsense Guide introduces readers to the political economy of the major media - film, television, radio, recording, publishing, and the internet - looking at the concentration of ownership and the convergence of technologies and media functions.
While examining the dominant media Peter Steven emphasizes the diversity of local media, showing us not just the corporate media moguls but slum-dwelling fans of Brazilian soap-style telenovelas and activists arguing for media democracy. He encourages us to question how the media reflects society: are we passive recipients, or do we have a part in constructing the world?
Diagrams, charts and graphs used throughout to illustrate key information.
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Peter Steven is a freelance writer based in Toronto, Canada. He has been film columnist for the New Internationalist and The Beaver magazines, and Associate Editor of Jump Cut magazine.
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