Director of the Institute for Media and Creative Industries to release book

The institute Director of Media and Creative Industries, Professor Toby Miller, has published a book entitled Global Media Studies with Marwan M. Kraidy, the Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

The literary study provides a unique study of people, places, institutions and discourses. Focusing on the best methods and research from around the world; the work provides analyses of the US, European, Latin American, and Arab worlds. Case studies include that of mobile telephony, the impact of US media, and reality television.

The book is set to become an essential resource for students of global media and international communication studies.

Order the book from Polity Books.

This is a highly distinctive reformulation of the core concepts and objectives of media studies for the 21st century. Politically engaged, intellectually lucid, impressively wide-ranging in its sources of evidence, at times unapologetically opinionated, and always pitching for your attention, this is a breath of fresh air for the teaching of media studies. The next generation of students will be the better for it.

Graeme Turner, University of Queensland

Media is the new infrastructural and aesthetic condition of the world, calling for an urgent reassessment of older approaches. Global Media Studies does precisely this by offering exciting insights into this condition now unfolding before us. Expertly synthesizing debates in media and cultural theory, Miller and Kraidy bring together new perspectives from across the globe to make sense of our changing present.

Ravi Sundaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

If you would like to attend the book launch, send Toby Miller an email.