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Media Globalization and Televisual Culture

This book is about the relationship between media and globalization, explored through the study of the global expansion of Discovery Communications, spearheaded by the Discovery Channel, one of the world’s largest providers of factual television programing and media content. The book argues that the study of Discovery’s relationship with globalization provides both a specifi c and a more general practical and theoretical understanding of how the processes of increased linking and interweaving of media and communications unfold and develop, as well as some of the consequences of this.