The International Symposium on Globalization and Media in Asia

Страна: Япония

Город: Hiroshima

Тезисы до: 05.02.2015

Даты: 24.04.16 — 26.04.16

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: secretariat@esdfocus.org

Организаторы: INTESDA

 

There is no term these days with greater salience and complexity to describe the modern world than “globalization.” Although it is most prevalent in discussions on economics, its manifestation and influence span political, social, cultural and ideological realms as well. But what does “globalization” actually mean? The sociologist Roland Robertson first defined it in 1992 as “the compression of the world and the intensification of the consciousness of the world as a whole,” clearly transforming our ideas of space through complex social relations and other processes.

Recent advances in information and communication technologies such as the digitalization of information coupled with sophisticated cable and satellite systems have helped the mass media advance the pace of globalization, shattering our notions of isolated societies by enabling unprecedented communication worldwide. This integration of societies has created an increased global interdependence or at least an interconnectedness whereby a nation’s actions have global effects, whether they are political, economical, cultural, etc. Furthermore, the mass media intensify this interconnectedness through the rapid flows and exchanges of information via radio, newspapers, television, film and the Internet, allowing media organizations to operate and distribute their products globally. In short the mass media are key agents in altering how humans think individually and collectively, transforming societies today.

Globalization and the proliferation of information and communication technologies by the mass media have brought many blessings; however, as these forces are sustained under the veil of desirable progress, inequality, conflict, poverty, and environmental/climate change, among other ill-effects, are often overshadowed and exacerbated. Moreover, the concentration of media firms in the hands of a few owners has serious consequences for the distribution of power and wealth both within and between countries.

As globalization and the role of the mass media intensify in the 21st century, it is crucial we deepen our understanding of them by challenging our assumptions and analyzing the changing dynamics they create. This inaugural 3-day symposium will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, students and interested community members.  With the theme Globalization and the Mass Media: Agents of Change, the symposium will be a wonderful opportunity to explore current research, trends, and insights about this phenomenon while expanding your professional networks.

We welcome submissions of 250 words in English by Friday, February 5, 2016 on these areas:

    Advertising & Multimedia Campaigns
    Business Communication
    Communication Theory and Methodology
    Corporate Identity and Branding
    Critical and Cultural Studies of Communication
    Film Studies
    Gender and Communication
    Global Issues and Public Policies
    Globalization and Economic Policies
    Globalization and Health Issues
    Globalization and Social Issues
    History
    ICT, Telecommunications and Digital Media
    International and Global Communication
    Internet, Online News and Social Media
    Mass Communication, Globalization and Society
    Media and Democracy
    Media and Sport
    Media Education and Research
    Media Ethics
    Media Management
    Media Regulation and Policy
    Media, Climate Change and Environmental Studies
    Media, Music and Entertainment
    Media, Religion and Culture
    Political Communication and Satire
    Print Media (Newspaper, Magazines, Advertising)
    Public Relations
    Radio-TV Journalism
    Scholastic Journalism
    Visual Communication
    Other Areas (please specify)
 

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