Global Media Discourse: A Critical Introduction by David Machin, Theo Van Leeuwen

By David Machin, Theo Van Leeuwen

Featuring quite a lot of workouts, examples, and photographs, this textbook provides a realistic way of interpreting the discourses of the worldwide media industries. construction on a complete advent to the background and thought of worldwide media conversation, particular case reviews of way of life and leisure media are explored with examples from movies, worldwide women's magazines, Vietnamese information reporting and laptop battle video games. eventually, this publication investigates how international media conversation is produced, taking a look at the codecs, languages and photographs utilized in growing media fabrics, either globally and in localized varieties.

At a time whilst the media is turning into more and more international, frequently with a similar movies, information and tv programmes proven around the globe; Global Media Discourse presents an available, vigorous advent into how globalization is altering the language and communicative practices of the media. Integrating more than a few methods, together with political financial system, discourse research and ethnography, this booklet could be of specific curiosity to scholars of media and communique stories, utilized linguistics, and (critical) discourse research.

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Try to draw some conclusions. Is there evidence of increasing globalisation in your country? If so, how do your interviewees feel about this? 2 Theories of media globalisation 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 81 9 1011 1 2 13111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 2 3111 Homogenisation This chapter looks more closely at two key themes of globalisation theory. On the first, the theme of homogeneity and diversity, we have already touched. Does globalisation lead to increased cultural homogeneity, does it engender new forms of diversity – or does it do both?

To express this, English allows us to turn verbs that denote activities into nouns, into fixed categories, by adding suffixes such as -er, -ant, -ent, -ian, etc. ) or to make nouns from other nouns that denote a place or tool closely associated with an activity, through suffixes such as -ist, -eer, etc. (for example, ‘pianist’, ‘mountaineer’). , 54). Three types of ‘identification’ can be distinguished: ‘classification’, ‘relational identification’ and ‘physical identification’. , 54). Such categories are historically and culturally variable.

A political biography of Saddam Hussein called The Long Days (1977) tells of his stoic manliness, as he removes a bullet from his leg without wincing; his closeness to Arab tradition, as he converses with Bedouins, dressed in Saudi Arabian dress; and his flight across the desert, after a Baath attack on dictator Qasim had failed. At the end, an open window and a flight of birds overhead symbolised ‘the new day’ of his ascent to power. Islamisation (1990s–now) While Dutch women’s magazines became secularised and Americanised as a result of globalisation, Arab comics went in the opposite direction and became both more religious and less ‘American’ in form and content.

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