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Challenges to comparative research in a globalizing media landscape

Livingstone, Sonia (2012) Challenges to comparative research in a globalizing media landscape. In: Esser, Frank and Hanitzsch, Thomas, (eds.) Handbook of Comparative Communication Research. ICA handbook series. Routledge, New York, USA, pp. 415-429. ISBN 9780415802710

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Abstract

This chapter argues that the process of globalisation means that comparative research is no longer a choice but rather a necessity. Since, also, the transnational critiques of cross-national research appear compelling, comparative approaches now require a sound theoretical and political as well as methodological underpinning. Using examples from media and communications research, I argue that approaches which seek to do away with the importance of ‘nation’ go too far, and that instead the role of the nation, as a unit of analysis, should be rethought in terms of a civic/democratic or civic republican model rather than either extreme of the ethno-cultural nation or the cosmopolitan ideal.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.routledge.com/
Additional Information: © 2012 Taylor & Francis
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2012 08:43
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/45017/

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