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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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I would not hesitate to assign the book in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses.

The point is made convincingly that so far no global public sphere has been established. Therefore it seems too early to talk about a paradigmatic change of the global communication system. Nevertheless, Hafez argues, the myth of globalization has been helpful for a better understanding of global processes.

Theory – structural transformation of the global public sphere? International reporting – ‘No further than Columbus Skickas inom vardagar.


The ongoing interconnection of the world through modern mass media is generally considered to be one of the thhe developments underpinning globalization.

Book Review: The Myth of Media Globalization by Kai Hafez | LSE Review of Books

This important book considers anew the globalization phenomenon in the media sphere. 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. Do we have enough evidence to show that there is a linear and accelerated move towards transnationalization in the media? All too often the empirical data presented seems rather more anecdotal than representative.

The Myth of Media Globalization – Kai Hafez – Häftad () | Bokus

Globalixation 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 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.


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 an important new contribution to timely debates, The Myth of Globaization Globalization will be essential and provocative reading for students and scholars alike. Myth of Media Globalization Kai Hafez.

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