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The worlding of St. Petersburg and Shanghai: comparing cultures of communication before and after revolutions

Meng, Bingchun and Rantanen, Terhi (2016) The worlding of St. Petersburg and Shanghai: comparing cultures of communication before and after revolutions. Communication, Culture and Critique, 9 (3). pp. 323-340. ISSN 1753-9129

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Identification Number: 10.1111/cccr.12116

Abstract

In this article we propose an alternative model for comparative communication research. We first make the case for comparing cities, especially worlding cities outside what is traditionally called the “West.” We then explicate what we mean by comparing cultures of communication and why this offers an opportunity to reevaluate methodological nationalism and the cultural dynamics of worlding. We go on to use Shanghai and St. Petersburg as two historical examples to demonstrate how worlding cities (1) compel us to see cultural hybridization as a historical process; (2) offer good opportunities to observe contested elements of cultures; (3) make it possible to analyze cities as texts that are always connected with, but not necessarily contained by the nation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(IS...
Additional Information: © 2015 International Communication Association
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 08:37
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 02:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64064

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