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Trends in World Communication: On Disempowerment and Self-Empowerment

USD 18.00 Publisher: TWN, Zed Books & Southbound
ISBN: 983-9054-06-6
Year: 1994
No. of pages: 168
Size of book: 14.5cm x 21.5cm
Author: Cees Hamelink
About the Book

"....a valuable guide to understanding an increasingly vital, and rapidly changing sector of social activity....outlines the mechanisms and institutions by which most of the world's population has been disempowered, while at the same time illuminating the key political, economic and technological interests that have produced precarious condition worlwide.... does not flinch from presenting developments that powerful interests do their best to conceal or cosmeticize...."
Herbert I. Schiller

"This is the most up-to-date and...the best guidebook to the bewildering world of communication....It traces the history of globalization, names corporations which pull the multi-billion dollar strings, and explains the technological developments which make it possible. It is a book packed with facts and insights."
Michael Traber

"....a timely challenge to the uncritical false optimism of the deterministic economic and technological advocates of globalization and international consumerism. Many of the myths associated with 'technological progress' particularly with regard to the Third World are exposed and rarely considered damaging cultural implications spelt out."
Prof. James Hailoran, Centre for Mass Communication Research, University of Leicester.  


Chapter One
A Global Village

Chapter Two
On the History of World Communication

Chapter Three
Trends in World Communication

Chapter Four
World Communication and Self-empowerment

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