Globalization, media, and the teacher-activist's response

SOURCE: Critical Sociology
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Boyle, U.Chandan, M.B.Hardenbergh, M.Hedley, C.Rio
KEYWORDS: CIVIL SOCIETY, GLOBALISATION, MEDIA SECTOR, PEDAGOGY
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5441

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Abstract

While it has become commonplace for mainstream media outlets to offer report and commentary on trends in economic globalization, it is rare for these same media outlets to exhibit self-awareness with regards to how the media has developed the forces of globalization. In this article, five academics from disparate disciplines in the humanities and social sciences address this impact, describe the negative consequences that the globalization of media has wrought in terms of social justice, and offer ideas concerning how activist academics might challenge the current direction of media globalization, both in their classrooms and in their activist endeavors.