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Module Reading List

Media, Culture and Globalisation, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Helen Kim
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


Week 1-Linking globalization and culture

Hall, S. (1991). ‘The local and the global: Globalization and ethnicity’. In A. D. King (Ed.) Culture, Globalization and the World-system: Contemporary Conditions for the Representation of Identity. London: Macmillan.   

 Rantanen, T. (2004). ‘Chapter 2: A history of media and globalization’. The Media and Globalization. London: Sage.    

Supplementary reading:

Appadurai, A. (1990) ‘Disjuncture and difference in the global cultural economy. Public Culture, 1990 2(2): 1-24.

Featherstone, M. (1996). ‘Localism, globalism, and cultural identity’. In R. Wilson and W. Dissanayake (Eds.), Global/local: Cultural Production and the Transnational Imaginary. Durham, NC: Duke University Press

Flew, T. (2007). ‘Chapter 5: Global Media Cultures’. Understanding Global MediaBasingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kraidy, M.M. (1999) `The global, the local, and the hybrid: a native ethnography of glocalization', Critical Studies in Mass Communication 16: 456±76

Lull, J. (2000). ‘Chapter 9: Globalisation and cultural territory’. Media, Communication, Culture: A Global Approach. Cambridge: Polity Press

Silverstone, R. (1999) ‘Chapter 12: Globe’. Why Study the Media. London: Sage.

Week 2-Discourse, Language and Power

Aiello, G. and Woodhouse, A., 2016. When corporations come to define the visual politics of gender: The case of Getty Images. Journal of Language and Politics, 15(3), pp.351-366.    

Richardson, J.E. and Wodak, R., 2009. The Impact of Visual Racism: Visual Arguments in Political Leaflets of Austrian and British Far-right Parties. Controversia, 6(2)    

Supplementary reading:

Hartzell, S.L., 2018. Alt-White: Conceptualizing the" Alt-Right" as a Rhetorical Bridge between White Nationalism and Mainstream Public Discourse. Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, 8.

Machin, D., and van Leeuwen, T. (2004). ‘Global media: Generic homogeneity and discursive diversity’. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 18(1): 99-120.

Week 3: Nationalisms, Media and Globalization

Skey, M., 2020. Nationalism and State of Nationalism    

Schertzer, R. and Woods, E., 2021. # Nationalism: the ethno-nationalist populism of Donald Trump’s Twitter communication. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 44(7), pp.1154-1173.    

Mihelj, S. and Jiménez‐Martínez, C., 2021. Digital nationalism: Understanding the role of digital media in the rise of ‘new’nationalism. Nations and Nationalism, 27(2), pp.331-346.    

Week 4: Transnationalism, diaspora and media

Bailey, Georgiou, M., & Harindranath, R. (2007). ‘Introduction’ in Transnational lives and the media : re-imagining diasporas. Palgrave Macmillan. Pp (1-8)    

Fazal, S. and Tsagarousianou, R., 2002. Diasporic communication: Transnational cultural practices and communicative spaces. Javnost-The Public, 9(1), pp.5-18.    

Supplementary reading:

Sun, W., & Sinclair, J. (2016). Media and communication in the Chinese diaspora : rethinking transnationalism . London Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Yi, J. and Jung, G., 2015. Debating multicultural Korea: Media discourse on migrants and minorities in South Korea. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(6), pp.985-1013.

Cabañes, J. (2014) ‘Multicultural mediations, developing world realities: Indians, Koreans and Manila’s entertainment media’. Media, Culture and Society. 36(5), 628-643.

Georgiou, M., 2010. Identity, space and the media: Thinking through diaspora. Revue européenne des migrations internationales, 26(1), pp.17-35.

Week 5: New media and political movemennts

Seminar reading:

Benford, R.D. and Snow, D.A., 2000. Framing processes and social movements: An overview and assessment. Annual review of sociology, 26(1), pp.611-639.    

Francis L. F. Lee (2018) Internet alternative media, movement experience, and radicalism: the case of post-Umbrella Movement Hong Kong, Social Movement Studies, 17:2, 219-233, DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2017.1404448    

Supplementary Reading:

Muncie. (2020). “Peaceful protesters” and “dangerous criminals”: the framing and reframing of anti-fracking activists in the UK. Social Movement Studies, 19(4), 464–481.

Jun Liu (2017) From ‘moments of madness’ to ‘the politics of mundanity’ - researching digital media and contentious collective actions in China, Social Movement Studies, 16:4, 418-432,

Alexander Hensby (2017) Open networks and secret Facebook groups: exploring cycle effects on activists’ social media use in the 2010/11 UK student protests, Social Movement Studies, 16:4, 466-478

Week 6: Representation, distant suffering, and disaster

Seminar reading:

Chouliaraki, L. (2006). ‘Chapter 1: Mediation and Public Life’ in The spectatorship of suffering London: SAGE.    

Hall, S., 2001. ‘The spectacle of the other’. Discourse theory and practice: A reader, pp.324-344.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Boltanski, L (1999) 'Chapter 1: The Politics of Pity' in Distant Suffering. Politics, Morality and the Media. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.    

Week 7: The ‘global’ cultural industries I: between the global and the national with East Asian popular culture

Min, W., Jin, D. Y., Yoon, K. (2021). 'Chapter 1: Emerging New Wave: Transnational Hallyu' in Transnational Hallyu: The Globalization of Korean Digital and Popular Culture. United Kingdom: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.    

Min, W., Jin, D. Y., Yoon, K. (2021). 'Chapter 3: Digital Convergence of Hallyu' in Transnational Hallyu: The Globalization of Korean Digital and Popular Culture. United Kingdom: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.    

Shin, S. 2019 'How K-pop went global: digitization and market-making of Korean Entertainment Houses' in Lee, S. Mehta, M. and Ku, R. (eds.) Pop Empires: Transnational and Diasporic Flows of India and Korea, University of Hawaii Press, pp. 268-281.    

The Cultural Industries (3rd Ed.) David Hesmondhalgh (Chapter 1)    

Iwabuchi, K., 2013. Becoming' culturally proximate': the a/scent of Japanese idol dramas in Taiwan. In Asian media productions (pp. 62-82). Routledge.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Supplementary Readings:


Chen, L.C., 2014. What’s the cultural difference between the West and the East? The consumption of popular “cute” games in the Taiwanese market. New Media & Society, 16(6), pp.1018-1033.

Jin DY, Yoon K. The social mediascape of transnational Korean pop culture: Hallyu 2.0 as spreadable media practice. New Media & Society. 2016;18(7):1277-1292. doi:10.1177/1461444814554895

Week 8: The ‘global’ culture industries II: alternative industries and the case of Nollywood

Krings, & Okome, O. (2013). ‘Nollywood and its Diaspora: An Introduction’ in  Global Nollywood the transnational dimensions of an African video film industry. Indiana University Press.    

Miller, J. (2012). Global Nollywood: The Nigerian movie industry and alternative global networks in production and distribution. Global Media and Communication, 8(2), 117–133.    

Thussu, D. ‘The globalization of "Bollywood"-the hype and hope’ in Kavoori, A., & Punathambekar, A. (2008). Global Bollywood . New York: New York University Press.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Supplementary Reading:

Punathambekar, A. (2013). From Bombay to Bollywood The making of a global media industry . New York: NYU Press.

Lobato, R. (2010). Creative industries and informal economies: Lessons from Nollywood. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 13(4), 337–354.

Week 9. Media, culture and ‘global cities’

 Amin, & Graham, S. (1997). The ordinary city. Transactions - Institute of British Geographers (1965), 22(4), 411–429.    

Zukin, S., 2009. A Tale of Two Globals: Pupusas and IKEA in Red Hook. In Naked City. Oxford University Press.    

Supplementary Reading

Sassen, S. The Global city: introducing a concept, Brown Journal of World Affairs 11, no. 2 (Winter/Spring 2005): 27-44 

Ong, A.H., 2011. Introduction: Worlding cities, or the art of being global  

Bunnell T, Goh DPS, Lai C-K, Pow CP. Introduction: Global Urban Frontiers? Asian Cities in Theory, Practice and Imagination. Urban Studies. 2012;49(13):2785-2793. doi:10.1177/0042098012452454

Larner, W., Molloy, M., & Goodrum, A. (2007). Globalization, Cultural Economy, and Not-So-Global Cities: The New Zealand Designer Fashion Industry. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 25(3), 381–400.

Kong, L., Ching, C., & Chou, T. (2015).’Chapter 1’ in Arts, culture and the making of global cities : creating new urban landscapes in Asia. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Week 10. Foodways and Transnational Food Media

Kong, J., 2011. Feasting with 'the other': Transforming the self in food adventuring programs. Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies, 2(1), pp.82-82.    

Mannur, A. and Manalansan IV, M., 2014. Dude, What’s That Smell? The Sriracha Shutdown and Immigrant Excess. From the Square: NYU Press Blog   

 Supplementary Readings:

Sugino, C.M., Foreign Intrusions: An Exploration of Asian American Historical Memory through Food-Related Discourses. Available online   

This list was last updated on 11/01/2022