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Title Arab media : globalization and emerging media industries / Noha Mellor ... [et al.].
Published Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2011.
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 Floor4  P92.A65 A73 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 206 p. : map ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-194) and index.
Contents Arab media : an overview of recent trends -- Arabic books -- Arab press -- Radio broadcasting in the Arab World -- Television broadcasting in the Arab World : political democratization and cultural revivalism -- Arab cinema -- Arab Internet : schizophrenic trilogy -- When global meets local.
Summary "This book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to the emerging Arab media industries in the context of globalization and its impacts, with a focus on publishing, press, broadcasting, cinema and new media. Through detailed discussions of the regulation and economics of these industries, the authors argue that the political, technological and cultural changes on the global media scene have resulted in the reorganization of the Arab media field. They provide striking examples of this through the particular effects on media policies, media technology and the content and genres developed for the new generation of media consumers. As part of the book's overview of the contemporary characteristics of Arab media, the authors outline the development of the role of modern Arab media from a tool of mobilizing the public to a tool of commercial and symbolic profit. Overall, the volume illustrates how the Arab region represents a unique case where the commercialization and liberalization of selected media industries has gone hand in hand with continuous state intervention and an increasing self censorship. Written for students without prior knowledge of the topic, Arab Media will be essential reading for all interested in the contemporary global media industries"--Publisher's description.
Subject Mass media -- Arab countries.
Mass media policy -- Arab countries.
Mass media and globalization -- Arab countries.
Journalism -- Arab countries.
Journalism -- Government policy -- Arab countries.
Mass media -- Economic aspects -- Arab countries.
Journalism -- Economic aspects -- Arab countries.
Globalization -- Arab countries.
Related Names Mellor, Noha, 1969-
ISBN 9780745645353 (pb)
0745645356 (pb)
OCLC number 731216190