Global Communication: A Critical Perspective
- To introduce you to the history of globalization and to assist you in learning how to approach and analyze complex social issues related to the formation of global network society.
- To help you critically examine many of our own values that we usually take for granted, i.e. those involved in our interactions with people of other cultures.
- To introduce you to the theory of discourse as a method of investigating “normalized” understandings of various aspects of globalized modernity.
- To be able to identify the basic stage of globalization.
- To be able to evaluate critically the legacy of colonialism of the formation of the West-centric social imaginary.
- To be able to discuss argumentatively various theories of modernization and development.
- To be able to employ discourse-analytical tools to analyze hegemonic discursive constructions.
- To be able to de-construct the hegemony of taken-for-granted values and beliefs.
- To be able to de-construct the discourses of colonialism and neoliberalism.
- To be able to de-construct Cold-War discourses.
- To be able to identify propagandistic messages, deconstruct them, and evaluate their origins from the vantage point of the Propaganda Model by Herman and Chomsky.
- To be able to name the components of the global communication infrastructure.
- Introduction: Main Concepts. Globalization. Culture. Discourse.
- The legacy of colonialism. The West and the Rest.
- Modernization & ‘Otherness’.
- Cold-War discourses.
- Power & International relations: Realism vs. Idealism
- Managing Information Space. Global Communication Infrastructure.
- Managing Information Space. Propaganda Model.
- The neoliberal order and global resistance.
- The Clash of Civilization. The Clash of Ignorance?
- Noam Chomsky. (2015). Propaganda and the Public Mind : Interviews by David Barsamian. London: Pluto Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1057637
- Said, E. (2004). Orientalism Once More. Development & Change, 35(5), 869–879. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7660.2004.00383.x