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Lecture: It teaches you to be American (cultural difference)
Key concepts: dominance of US in global media flows, comm tech produces sovereignty, cultural imperialism
Examples: telephone use and film exhibition by country, film production, laws that restrict the % of US films that can be shown, Warlpiri Pirate Broadcasting, the great firewall of China, the most popular media products of all time (globally)
Textbook: portions of 13: Media Uses and Effects
Read ONLY p. 422-423 ("Media and Community") in Chapter 12, Media Uses and Effects, from Media Now.
Key concepts: the relationship between Internet use and community
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