Communication and Global Society considers continuity and change of identity in the global community, the emergence and impact of global media, and expected directions for interaction in global society. It details frictions between social institutions and new communication technologies such as e-mail, and asks if changes in communication will do more to preserve or to undermine the nation state.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2000. VIII, 314 pp.
Contents: Guo-Ming Chen/William J. Starosta: Communication and Global Society: An Introduction – Rueyling Chuang: Dialectics
of Globalization and Localization – Mei Zhong: Dialectics of Identity and Diversity in the Global Society – Hui-Ching Chang:
Reconfiguring the Global Society: «Greater China» as Emerging Community – Jensen Chung: The Challenge of Diversity in Global
Organizations – Ringo Ma: Internet as a Town Square in Global Society – G. Richard Holt: «Village Work»: An Activity-Theoretical
Perspective Toward Global Community on the Internet – Guo-Ming Chen: Global Communication via Internet: An Educational Application
– Gary W. Larson: Globalization, Computer-Mediated Interaction, and Symbolic Convergence – Robert Shuter: Ethical Issues
in Global Communication – D. Ray Heisey: Global Communication and Human Understanding – Mary Jane Collier: Reconstructing
Cultural Diversity in Global Relationships: Negotiating the Borderlands – Sue Wildermuth: Social Exchange in Global Space
– Leda Cooks: Conflict, Globalization, and Communication – William J. Starosta/Guo-Ming Chen: Listening Across Diversity in
Global Society – Barbara S. Monfils: Implications of Communication and Globalization for Future Research: End Remarks.