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The Korean Wave and Korean Dramas  

Hyejung Ju

For the past two decades, the Korean Wave has been recognized in many parts of the world, and has articulated dynamic junctures of globalization, regionalization, and localization in the ... More

Alzheimer’s, Age Panic, Neuroscience: Media Discourses of Dementia and Care  

E. Ann Kaplan and Sally Chivers

Age discrimination, long habitual internationally, is now developing into age panic as longevity becomes the norm. People are increasingly living through their 80s and 90s, threatening ... More

Communication in International Development  

Srinivas Melkote and H. Leslie Steeves

The decades that immediately followed World War II witnessed the political independence of most of the so-called Third World from colonization and the birth of the United Nations, marking ... More

Social Movement Media and Media Activism  

John D. H. Downing

Social movements are the matrix of many forms and formats (technologies, genres) of media that contest dominant power. Such media are in many ways the lifeblood of such movements. Media ... More

Globalization, Culture, and Communication: Renationalization in a Globalized World  

Koichi Iwabuchi

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Mar 2018
Cultural globalization has promoted seemingly opposing forces simultaneously, such as recentering and decentering, standardization and diversification, and renationalization and ... More

Social Media in Mainland China: Weak Democracy, Emergent Civil Society  

Kara S. Alaimo and Jingsi Christina Wu

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Feb 2018
In August 2016, on the heels of the summer heat surrounding the Olympics, a major celebrity family scandal gripped mainland China. The nation watched closely as a well-known actor ... More

Privacy Rights  

Tamara Shepherd

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Feb 2018
Privacy rights are controversial in communication processes and entail varying levels of disclosure of sensitive personal information. What constitutes such personal information and how it ... More

Political Economy of the Media  

Dal Yong Jin

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Feb 2018
Political economy of the media includes several domains including journalism, broadcasting, advertising, and information and communication technology. A political economy approach analyzes ... More

Policy Issues Surrounding Journalism  

Philip M. Napoli and Sarah Stonbely

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Feb 2018
The role of government policy in journalism can vary substantially across nations; as in 21st century the primary policy issues surrounding journalism have evolved as technological changes ... More

Legal Interpretations of Freedom of Expression and Blasphemy  

Lyombe Eko

One of the most difficult puzzles of contemporary international relations is how to balance the human rights of freedom of opinion, religion, and expression that are set forth in the ... More

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