Theories of Globalisation and New Media

Module code: MS7023

Module co-ordinator: Dr Tracy Simmons

Module Outline

This module focuses on the global expansion of capitalism, the shift from industrial to service and information economies, and the significance of the ‘cultural’ as an expanding arena of production and consumption. It examines the rise and spread of global media conglomerates, the diffusion of new technologies of communication and the manner in which old political, cultural and social boundaries, particularly those of the nation, are being challenged by new networks of an emerging global civil society and by transnational communities.

Learning

  • 10 one-hour lectures

Assessment

  • Essay, 3,000 words (100%)