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Communication and Empire Media, Markets, and Globalization, 1860-1930

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ISBN-10: 0822339285

ISBN-13: 9780822339281

Edition: 2007

Authors: Dwayne R. Winseck, Robert M. Pike

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Filling in a key chapter in communications history, Dwayne R. Winseck and Robert M. Pike offer an in-depth examination of the rise of the "global media" between 1860 and 1930. They analyze the connections between the development of a global communication infrastructure, the creation of national telegraph and wireless systems, and news agencies and the content they provided. Conventional histories suggest that the growth of global communications correlated with imperial expansion: an increasing number of cables were laid as colonial powers competed for control of resources. Winseck and Pike argue that the role of the imperial contest, while significant, has been exaggerated. They emphasize…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 7/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

About the Series
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: Deep Globalization and the Global Media in the Late Nineteenth Century and Early Twentieth
Building the Global Communication Infrastructure: Brakes and Accelerators on New Communication Technologies, 1850-70
From the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era: The Struggle for Control in the Euro-American and South American Communication Markets, 1870-1905
Indo-European Communication Markets and the Scrambling of Africa: Communication and Empire in the "Age of Disorder"
Electronic Kingdom and Wired Cities in the "Age of Disorder": The Struggle for Control of China's National and Global Communication Capabilities, 1870-1901
The Politics of Global Media Reform I, 1870-1905: The Early Movements against Private Cable Monopolies
The Politics of Global Media Reform II, 1906-16: Rivalry and Managed Competition in the Age of Empire(s) and Social Reform
Wireless, War, and Communication Networks, 1914-22
Thick and Thin Globalism: Wilson, the Communication Experts, and the American Approach to Global Communication, 1918-22
Communication and Informal Empires: Consortia and the Evolution of South American and Asian Communication Markets, 1918-30
The Euro-American Communication Market and Media Merger Mania: New Technology and the Political Economy of Communication in the 1920s
Conclusions: The Moving Forces of the Early Global Media