The Routledge Handbook of Digital Media and Globalization

Jin, Dal Yong


In this comprehensive volume, leading scholars of media and communication examine the nexus of globalization, digital media, and popular culture in the early 21st century.

The book begins by interrogating globalization as a critical and intensely contested concept, and proceeds to explore how digital media have influenced a complex set of globalization processes in broad international and comparative contexts. Contributors address a number of key political, economic, cultural, and technological issues relative to globalization, such as free trade agreements, cultural imperialism, heterogeneity, the increasing dominance of American digital media in global cultural markets, the powers of the nation-state, and global corporate media ownership. By extension, readers are introduced to core theoretical concepts and practical ideas, which they can apply to a broad range of contemporary media policies, practices, movements, and technologies in different geographic regions of the world-North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia.

Scholars of global media, international communication, media industries, globalization, and popular culture will find this to be a singular resource for understanding the interconnected relationship between digital media and globalization.






Dal Yong Jin is Distinguished SFU Professor at Simon Fraser University in Canada. After working as a journalist for many years, he completed his PhD in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois in 2005. Jin's major research and teaching interests are on digital platforms and digital games, globalization and media, transnational cultural studies, and the political economy of media and culture. He is the founding book series editor of Routledge Research in Digital Media and Culture in Asia.


Dal Yong Jin是加拿大西蒙菲莎大學的傑出教授。他在加拿大西蒙菲莎大學擔任傑出教授。在多年擔任記者後,他於2005年在伊利諾伊大學的傳播研究所完成了博士學位。Jin的主要研究和教學興趣包括數字平台和數字遊戲、全球化和媒體、跨國文化研究以及媒體和文化的政治經濟學。他是《Routledge Research in Digital Media and Culture in Asia》的創始書系編輯。