The term “Global Village” in my view is that the world is now so linked by media and transport that we are culturally identical. Essentially, a village represents a settlement that has a close-knit community than compared to a city or a town. This oxymoronic term “Global” then states that this village has now expanded into a worldwide settlement. Therefore, I think it means that we are culturally similar as the term refers to a close-knit community that is now worldwide.
MEST 3: Key Terms/Theories/Issues/Debates
(This document is rather massive so alternatively, download Unit 3 Key Theories here)
PART I: CRITICAL DEBATES/KEY CONCEPTS
Useful Quotes by Theorists
These will help to clarify some key Media Studies concepts, you should try to memorise a few, thinking about how you could include at least one of them in each of the Section B essay questions (although they are just as useful for Section A too).
“The systems of power cannot be maintained by force alone. People have to do things, willingly and happily to keep the powerful people on top.” Gramsci Continue reading “Quotes”