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Issues in Contemporary Global Media - ICOM811

This unit canvasses several of the most compelling and contentious issues in global media. With a focus on how developments in communication technologies reframe social, cultural, political and economic phenomena, this unit surveys key historical developments to better appreciate and unpack contemporary debates in global media. The unit explores the longstanding link between modernisation, technology and globalisation and considers how communities – at local, national and regional levels – experience and respond to this link. By contextualising debates around cultural imperialism, the digital divide, and capitalist (post-) modernity, the unit explores how this link has affected conceptions of identity, citizenship and empowerment.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Lauren Gorfinkel

Admission to MCreIndMFJ or MIntComm or MIntRel or MIntCommMIntRel or MIntBusMIntComm or GradDipIntRel Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Faculty of Arts

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