Home » Diasporas and Diplomacy: Cosmopolitan Contact Zones at the BBC World Service (1932 2012) by Marie Gillespie
Diasporas and Diplomacy: Cosmopolitan Contact Zones at the BBC World Service (1932 2012) Marie Gillespie

Diasporas and Diplomacy: Cosmopolitan Contact Zones at the BBC World Service (1932 2012)

Marie Gillespie

Published January 17th 2013
ISBN : 9781283919319
ebook
273 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Diasporas and Diplomacy analyzes the exercise of British soft power through the BBCs foreign language services, and the diplomatic role played by their diasporic broadcasters. The book offers the first historical and comparative analysis of theMoreDiasporas and Diplomacy analyzes the exercise of British soft power through the BBCs foreign language services, and the diplomatic role played by their diasporic broadcasters. The book offers the first historical and comparative analysis of the corporate cosmopolitanism that has characterized the work of the BBCs international services since the inception of its Empire Service in 1932 - from radio to the Internet.A series of empirically-grounded case studies, within a shared analytical framework, interrogate transformations in international broadcasting relating to:colonialism and corporate cosmopolitanism diasporic and national identities public diplomacy and international relations broadcasters and audiences?The book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology and anthropology, media and cultural studies, journalism, history, politics, international relations, as well as of research methods that cross the boundaries between the Social Sciences and Humanities. It will also appeal to broadcast journalists and practioners of strategic communication.