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The World in the Screen: The Impact of Character Representativeness, Society Variability, and Presentation on Audiences’ Conceptualization of Cross-cultural Media Images

The increasing interconnectedness of the world's economic, political, and social systems have made individuals' perceptions of other national and cultural groups increasingly consequential. More and more of the decisions that individuals and societies make have international ramifications. Although international travel is increasing, many individuals' knowledge of people of other societies is …

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Reconsidering Cultural Imperialism Theory

Introduction: Cultural imperialism--The nascent stages  Critical theorists have coined various phrases in reference to notions of "cultural imperialism." An examination of the international communication literature will reveal several different terms such as "media imperialism" (Boyd-Barrett, 1977); "structural imperialism" (Galtung, 1979); "cultural dependency and domination" (Link, 1984; Mohammadi, 1995); "cultural synchronization" …

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