posted by organizer: intesda || 6095 views || tracked by 3 users: [display]

SYGMA 2016 : The International Symposium on Globalization and Media in Asia

FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle

Link: http://www.esdfocus.org/
 
When Apr 24, 2016 - Apr 26, 2016
Where Hiroshima, Japan
Submission Deadline Mar 11, 2016
Categories    media   globalization   film   communications
 

Call For Papers

The International Symposium on Globalization and Media in Asia 2016 will be held at the KKR Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan from April 24-26, 2016.

There is no term these days with greater salience and complexity to describe the modern world than “globalization.” Although it is most prevalent in discussions on economics, its manifestation and influence span political, social, cultural and ideological realms as well. But what does “globalization” actually mean? The sociologist Roland Robertson first defined it in 1992 as “the compression of the world and the intensification of the consciousness of the world as a whole,” clearly transforming our ideas of space through complex social relations and other processes.

Recent advances in information and communication technologies such as the digitalization of information coupled with sophisticated cable and satellite systems have helped the mass media advance the pace of globalization, shattering our notions of isolated societies by enabling unprecedented communication worldwide. This integration of societies has created an increased global interdependence or at least an interconnectedness whereby a nation’s actions have global effects, whether they are political, economical, cultural, etc. Furthermore, the mass media intensify this interconnectedness through the rapid flows and exchanges of information via radio, newspapers, television, film and the Internet, allowing media organizations to operate and distribute their products globally. In short the mass media are key agents in altering how humans think individually and collectively, transforming societies today.

Globalization and the proliferation of information and communication technologies by the mass media have brought many blessings; however, as these forces are sustained under the veil of desirable progress, inequality, conflict, poverty, and environmental/climate change, among other ill-effects, are often overshadowed and exacerbated. Moreover, the concentration of media firms in the hands of a few owners has serious consequences for the distribution of power and wealth both within and between countries.

As globalization and the role of the mass media intensify in the 21st century, it is crucial we deepen our understanding of them by challenging our assumptions and analyzing the changing dynamics they create. This inaugural 3-day symposium will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, students and interested community members. With the theme Globalization and the Mass Media: Agents of Change, the symposium will be a wonderful opportunity to explore current research, trends, and insights about this phenomenon while expanding your professional networks.

We welcome submissions of 250 words in English by Friday, March 11, 2016.

Related Resources

SI on SPIHG 2022   IEEE S&P CfP: Special Issue on Security and Privacy Issues of Home Globalization
IJCCSA 2021   International Journal on Cloud Computing: Services and Architecture
CPSIOT 2021   2021International Conference on Cyber Physical Systems and IoT(CPSIOT 2021)
WiMoA 2021   3th International Conference on Wireless, Mobile Network and Applications
Frontiers - Human-Media Interaction 2021   Frontiers Research Topic on Computational Commensality
CoNeCo 2021   13th International Conference on Computer Networks & Communications
INTERSTUDIA 2021   INTERSTRUDIA Review of Interstud Interdisciplinary Centre for Studies of Contemporary Discursive Forms)
IJGCA 2021   International Journal of Grid Computing & Applications
SMM4H-ST 2021   6th Social Media Mining for Health (SMM4H) Shared Tasks at NAACL 2021
ICoIV 2021 - Ei Compendex & Scopus 2021   2021 International Conference on Intelligent Vehicles (ICoIV 2021)