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Unformatted text preview: If your answer is yes—how do you “control” broadcasting and digital media? Neil postman, “amusing ourselves to death” Entertainment has overtaken our way of life… we look for entertainment everywhere… In many countries… Ministries of post, telephone and telecommunications (PTTs) Funding as a service to the nation Ideas of nationality and “nationhood” What does it mean to be “American?” Values and identity History| Language| Culture | Religion| Economy| Politics| Geography North American issues Canada, US, Mexico What do they have in common? Cultural imperialism Forcing one culture on another Technology: dumping Political Broadcasting: short wave Voice of America – 45 Languages around the world- Pro-American values Power of the internet Dominant language: English How are cultures changing? Internet in China Cell phones in Saudi Arabia “Third World” nations and technology change...
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course COMM 121 taught by Professor Hanson during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08