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No Logo: Naomi Klein talks briefly about globalization, branding, and alter-globalization movements

Produced by Sut Jhally's Media Education Foundation (www.mediaed.org), Naomi Klein (Author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine) talks briefly about the relationship between branding, globalization, and the alter-globalization movements that attempt to expose the stories behind the logos of everyday brands.

Mapping the Internet

How does the Internet actually work geographically? Where are the "backbones?" How is each part of the world, each country, connected? Where is the traffic most intense? Where is connectivity most vulnerable?
These are important questions. You can probably think of others. The answers are not easy to find. Here is a link to a very promising project:
http://www.lumeta.com/internetmapping/

GLOBAL FUSION CONFERENCE 2008

Oct 31 2008 - 12:00am
Nov 2 2008 - 11:59pm
Etc/GMT-4

GLOBAL FUSION CONFERENCE 2008
Ohio University Inn and Conference Center
Athens, OH, Friday Oct. 31 thru. Sunday Nov. 2, 2008

The purpose of the Global Fusion Conference series is to promote academic
excellence in international-intercultural communications studies worldwide.
These conferences bring together scholars and professionals interested in
mass communication, journalism, comparative broadcasting, diplomacy,
transnational communication, advertising, new communications technologies,
media economics and privatization, cultural effects, visual communication,

Iran: Rap Against the West

IRAN'S OWN EMINEM RAPS FOR ISLAM

With his desire to purge Iranian culture of the un-Islamic influence of 'decadent western music', President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad needs all the allies he can get.

But now he has support in the unlikely form of Kiarash Alimi, a teenage Iranian musician who has taken up rap to persuade fellow youth their tastes are misguided.

The Anthropology of Media: A Reader

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Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Blackwell, Malden, MA (2002)

Keywords:

Mass Media; Anthropology; Globalization

Abstract:

This volume examines the broad relationships between anthropology as a discipline and movements of mass mediation. The chapters are clustered into sections thematically, covering the materiality of media, representations of Self and Other, reception studies, colonialism, nationalism, and power.

The parallels between anthropology and the mass media are emphasized throughout, specifically regarding their relationship to globalization and transnational circuitry.

Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain

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Publication Type:

Book

Source:

University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles (2002)

Keywords:

Mass Media; Anthropology; Globalization

Abstract:

This edited volume highlights several anthropological investigations into the processes of production, distribution, and reception which comprise what we commonly refer to as 'the mass media.' The book's authors illuminate the nuanced and inextricable ties between mass mediation and the processes of qualitative globalization through critical ethnographic inquiry. In the process, the reader's assumptions about both 'media' and 'globalization' are consistently challenged.

Structure of Globality: a diagram

Structure of Globality

Essential Features of the Global Age

There are certain characteristic contexts, principles, processes, forms and problems of the global age. Some of these may be summarized through diagrams in terms of their interconnections

Diagram at:
http://www.zmk.uni-freiburg.de/Oommen/default.htm

Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment

The Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) which is at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides a wide range of data on natural resources, human impact, and climate change. Their site includes a number of downloadable maps and datasets on topics such as land use, river discharge, and soil quality.

Eco-Footprints of Nations

New research examines the environmental impact of wealthy nations on middle and poor income nations as well as the reverse. Thara Srinivasan of the Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab (PEaCE) finds that the cost of the damage done by wealthy nations to poor nations exceeds the amount of their debts. Environmental impact was measured by looking at a number of factors including climate change, ozone depletion, and deforestation.
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