posted by organizer: intesda || 3058 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

ICID 2019   INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INNOVATIVE DIGITAL 2019 “Digital Globalization and Diversity in Disruptive Technology and Communication”
GreeNet Symposium - SGNC 2019   10th Symposium on Green Networking and Computing (SGNC 2019)
HT 2019   30th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media
ISoCC 2019   2019 2nd International Symposium on Computers and Communications(ISoCC 2019)
ICT 2019   12th International Conference ICT, Society, and Human Beings 2019
Special Issue A&DC IoT 2019   SENSORS (Q1) Special Issue: Algorithm and Distributed Computing for the Internet of Things
WBC 2019   16th International Conference Web Based Communities and Social Media 2019
BIOE 2019   International Conference on Bioscience & Engineering
#SMM4H 2019   #SMM4H: Social Media Mining for Health Applications Workshop & Shared Task at ACL 2019
SCAI 2019   8th International Conference On Soft Computing, Artificial Intelligence And Applications