Balancing provocative criticism with clear explanations of complex ideas, this student-friendly introduction investigates the crucial role global entertainment media has played in the emergence of transitional capitalism.
- Examines the influence of global entertainment media on the emergence of transnational capitalism, providing a framework for explaining and understanding world culture as part of changing class relations and media practices
- Uses action adventure movies to demonstrate the complex relationship between international media political economy, entertainment content, global culture, and cultural hegemony
- Draws on examples of public and community media in Venezuela and Latin America to illustrate the relations between government policies, media structures, public access to media, and media content
- Engagingly written with crisp and controversial commentary to both inform and entertain readers
- Includes student-friendly features such as fully-integrated call out boxes with definitions of terms and concepts, and lists and summaries of transnational entertainment media
Keywords: Transnational media, transnational capitalism, transnationalism, global media, entertainment media, hegemony, cultural hegemony, political economy, culture and media, social class, media and democracy, media and capitalism, audience, consumerism, television and capitalism, action movies and capitalism, animated film and capitalism, comple-flow, hybridity, community media, international communication, popular culture, media economics, cultural studies, diversity, media and globalization, media and neoliberalism, cultural imperialism, General Communication & Media Studies, Economics of Globalization, General Communication & Media Studies, Economics of Globalization