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Editor: Naren Chitty
Contributing authors:
Bruce C. Allen, Belinda Barnet, Melissa Butcher, Naren Chitty, Hart Cohen, Anura Goonasekera, Suda Ishida, Adam Knee, Patchanee Malikhao, Stephen McElhinney, Sripan Rattikalchalakorn, Jan Servaes, Scott Shaner, Momoyo Shibuya, McKenzie Wark, and Yong Zhong
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Contents of the book:

PART ONE: Lexicons of globalization

Mapping know-ware land
By Naren Chitty
Mapping know-ware land
Framing the market
Philosophical argument for promotion of critical thinking in MIT education
Addressing market demand for 'critical' MIT education
Addressing educational wares
Popularisation of education

On being a small country in the global village
By McKenzie Wark
From television to cyberspace
Conceptualising cyberspace
The future of Barry Jones
The information proletariat

Hypertext, capitalism and military history: How to take down a machine's particulars
By Belinda Barnet
Bush and the mind's machine
Doug Engelbart and the man-machine interface
APRANET
Andries Van Dam and the hypertext editing system

Webs of convergence: Genre and flow on the World Wide Web
By Scott Shaner
Web genres
World Wide Web as flow

Peter Weir's transnational aesthetic or 'What Truman Burbank can tell us about global communication'
By Adam Knee

Mediated boundaries
Truman, Weir and Hollywood Coastal anxieties
Breaking away

PART TWO: International media and crisis of identity

Satellite television and new subjectivities: Media consumption and the dynamics of social and political change
By Hart Cohen

New subjectivities: By way of a definition
The significance of satellites in the Asian context
The theory of 'new subjectivities'
'Good-bye my love' or paradise in hell
The liminal zone 'Read banned books'
The bubble economy
The impact of the economic crisis on the media

An imagined community of youth: The formation of new subjectivities in India
By Melissa Butcher

Defining the field of production
The contemporary Indian media landscape
An imagined community of youth
Audience responses
Some thoughts on the 'new' India

Globalization of film and television: A comparison of the preferences of adolescents in Australia and Thailand
By Stephen McElhinney

Globalization of film
Television
Globalization and the youth market
Television preferences in Australia
Television preferences in Thailand
Film preferences in Australia (Sydney and Tamworth/Manila)
Film preferences in Thailand (Bangkok and Si Saket)

Alternative uses of Chinese television and alternative passages to power: An ethnographic study of alternative uses of television in 15 urban Chinese families
By Yong Zhong

Chinese television's positioning of the viewers and viewers' reactions to it
Case study 1: Chinese television switched off
Case study 2: Use of the television set as a karaoke line prompter and musical instrument
Case study 3: Karaoke as a combined form of family pastime and family business
Case study 4: Use of the television set as a screen for VCD movies
Case study 5: Use of the television set as a platform for games
Case study 6: Use of the television set as a computer monitor

Transnational communication: Establishing effective linkages between North and South
By Anura Goonasekera

Communication scene in Asia
Policies
An economic model
Information rich and the information poor
Openness
International agreements
GATT/WTO
Internet
National laws
Ideology
Law of the skies

Ethnic distance in the different contexts: A Japanese case
By Momoyo Shibuya

Ethnic distance
Matrix Model
Ethnic distance
Cross-cultural adaptation strategy from ethnic distance perspective
Research design
Japanese ethnic distance
A study of Japanese press in Australia and Singapore
Publications in Sydney and Singapore
The content of the press

PART THREE Reporting crises

Migrant workers: Myth or reality?
By Suda Ishida

Journalism and historical narrative
Historical myths in the Thai context
Migrant workers: A perceived threat to national security
The migrant worker as exploited victim

Thailand in the International Herald Tribune: A content analysis
By Jan Servaes and Patchanee Malikhao

Introduction and theoretical framework
Quantitative findings Qualitative findings

Major events reported in the IHT Thailand's economic crisis and its effects
By Sripan Rattikalchalakorn

Background of the Thai economic crisis
International and domestic political economy
Global cultural economy
Information flow in international communication
Covering the 'New World Order'

Challenges for news dissemination
By Bruce C. Allen

The media in close-up
Great expectations
The media in action
Professional practice of journalists


Particulars about the publication:

253 pages. US$22.00 per copy inclusive of delivery via surface mail, add US$4.40 for airmail delivery. 14 X 21.5 cm. Published Fall 2001. Paperback only ISBN 983-9054-24-2

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Information about the contributing authors:

Bruce Allen lectures at the Macquarie University Centre for International Communication and is a Media Consultant specialising in media regulation. He is a former Member of the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal and has produced television programs in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. His Master of Journalism is from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. E-mail: ballen@laurel.ocs.mq.edu.au

Belinda Barnet is eCommerce Producer for NRMA Insurance Limited, a member company of NRMA Insurance Group. She is doing her PhD in Hypermedia at the University of New South Wales, and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Baltimore in late 2000. Her work has appeared in journals such as Continuum, Metro, Convergence, M/C and (soon!) the American Book Review. E-mail: belinda@senet.com.au

Melissa Butcher completed the chapter in this book on the basis of research undertaken for her PhD thesis, completed at Macquarie University Centre for International Communication, Sydney, Australia. E-mail: m.butcher@uws.edu.au

Naren Chitty is Director of the Macquarie University Centre for International Communication, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of International Communication, Convenor of the Under-Represented Areas Network for Media and Communication Research, and a former Secretary General of the International Association for Media & Communication Research. His PhD in International Relations is from American University, Washington DC, USA. E-mail: nchitty@ocs1.ocs.mq.edu.au

Hart Cohen is a Senior Lecturer in media in the School of Communication, Design and Media at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. He coordinates media production in the Bachelor of Communication (Media) and the MA in Communication and Cultural Studies. He is currently editor of the journal, Australian-Canadian Studies and recently guest edited a special supplement on the work of Marshall McLuhan for Media International Australia (No. 94 February 2000). In 2001, Dr Cohen wrote and directed a one hour documentary film on the life and work of T.G.H. Strehlow, titled, Mr Strehlow's Films for SBS TV. E-mail: h.cohen@uws.edu.au Stephen McElhinney lectures at the Macquarie University Centre for International Communication, Sydney, Australia. He has worked previously in policy research for the Australian Department of Communications, the Communications Law Centre and the Privacy Commission. He received his PhD from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. E-mail: skmcelhinney@yahoo.com.au

Anura Goonasekera is Deputy Director General of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) Singapore and is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Communication Studies of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a former Director General of National Television and a Permanent Secretary in Sri Lanka. E-mail: amicline@singnet.com.sg

Suda Ishida is a graduate of the Macquarie University Centre for International Communication. She is a candidate for a PhD at the University of Iowa. E-mail: suda-ishida@uiowa.edu

Adam Knee, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, holds a doctorate in Cinema Studies from New York University. He has previously taught at universities in Australia, Taiwan, and Thailand. E-mail: adamknee@hotmail.com

Sripan Rattikalchalakorn lectures at the Macquarie University Centre for International Communication, Sydney, Australia. She is a graduate of Chulalongkorn University. She is a candidate for a PhD at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. E-mail: srattika@ocs1.ocs.mq.edu.au

Jan Servaes and Patchanee Malikhao are members of the Macquarie University Centre for International Communication, Sydney, Australia. A former Dean of the Faculty of Social Science of the Free University in Brussels, Belgium, Jan Servaes is President of the European Consortium for Communication Research and a Vice President of the International Association for Media & Communication Research. E-mail: freenet002@pi.be

Scott Shaner lectures at the Macquarie University Centre for International Communication, Sydney, Australia. He is a graduate of State University of New York. E-mail: S.shaner@unsw.edu.com

Momoyo Shibuya completed this chapter on the basis of research being undertaken currently for her PhD thesis, at Macquarie University Centre for International Communication, Sydney, Australia. E-mail: mshibuya@laurel.ocs.mq.edu.au

McKenzie Wark is Associate Director of the Macquarie University Centre for International Communication, Sydney, Australia. E-mail: mwark@ocs1.ocs.mq.edu.au

Yong Zhong completed the chapter in this book on the basis of research undertaken for his PhD thesis, completed at Macquarie University Centre for International Communication, Sydney, Australia. E-mail: Y.zhong@unsw.edu.au


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