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How Canadians Communicate, Vol. 2: Media, Globalization and Identity

Edited by David Taras,, Frits Pannekoek, and , Maria Bakardjieva

$39.95 CAD / $39.95 USD (S)

350 pages, 5 illustrations

6 x 9 inches

Hardback: 552382249

Paperback: 978-1-55238-224-0

Library PDF: 978-1-55238-366-7

May 2007

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New technologies and methods of communication are changing the ways that Canadians communicate in profound and unexpected ways. What is the future for Canadian cultural identity?

Building on How Canadians Communicate this second volume embarks upon a new examination of Canada’s current media health and turns its attention to the impact of globalization on Canadian communication, culture, and identity.

This new collection of essays includes contributions from experts from a wide range of specialties in the areas of communication and technology. Some, as the editors point out, are optimistic about the future of Canadian media, while others are pessimistic. All, however, recognize the profound impact of rapidly changing technologies and the new globalized world on Canadian culture.

The contributors highlight the new tools such as blogs, Blackberries, and peer-to-peer networks that are continuously changing how Canadians communicate. And, they explore the various ways in which Canada is adapting to the new climate of globalization, suggesting new and innovative paths to further define and strengthen our uniquely Canadian cultural identity.

About the Editors

David Taras is the Ralph Klein Chair in Media Studies at Mount Royal University. He is the author of The Newsmakers: The Media’s Influence on Canadian Politics and Power and Betrayal in the Canadian Media.

Frits Pannekoek is the president of Athabasca University.

Maria Bakardjieva is a professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary.

With Contributions By: David Taras, Kenneth J. Goldstein, Richard Schultz, Christopher Dornan, Bart Beaty, Rebecca Sullivan, Marc Raboy, Maria Bakardjieva, Michael Keren, Richard Sutherland, Will Straw, Stephen Kline, Graham Longford, Sheryl N. Hamilton, Frits Pannekoek, Helen Clake, Andrew Waller, and David Mitchell 

Praise for How Canadians Communicate II 

[A]  trenchant and timely analysis of the state of Canadian communication.

—Sara-Jane Finlay, University of Toronto Quarterly 

Table of Contents

Media, Globalization and Identity in Canada: An Introduction

David Taras

A. The Debate Over Policy

From Assumptions of Scarcity to the Facts of Fragmentation

Kenneth J. Goldstein

Canadian Communication and the Spectre of Globalization: "Just another word…"

Richard Schultz

Other People’s Money: The Debate over Foreign Ownership in the Media

Christopher Dornan

Canadian Television and the Limits of Cultural Citizenship
Bart Beaty and Rebecca Sullivan

On Life Support: The CBC And the Future of Public Broadcasting in Canada
Marc Raboy and David Taras

B. The Quest for Identity

Dimensions of Empowerment: Identity Politics on the Internet
Maria Bakardjieva

How Canadians Blog
Michael Keren

The Canadian Music Industry at a Crossroads
Richard Sutherland and Will Straw

Digital Disturbances: ON the Promotion, Panic, and Politics of Video Game Violence
Stephen Kline

C. The Struggle for Control

Download This!: Contesting Digital Rights in a Global Era: The Case of Music Downloading in Canada
Graham Longford

Now It’s Personal: Copyright Issues in Canada
Sheryl N. Hamilton

Globalization and Scholarly Communication: A Story of Canadian Marginalization
Frits Pannekoek, Helen Clarke, and Andrew Waller

Broadband and the Margins: Challenges to Supernet Deployment in Rural and Remote Albertian Communities
David Mitchell

Keywords in Canadian Communication: A Student Afterword