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“Introduction to Communication Studies” COMN 1000 – FW 2013/14 – Tutorials 10 & 11

Term 1: Fall 2013  (Office Hours: Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30pm, TEL 2018, or by appointment)
YorkU Resources:
Online Tutorials: Academic Integrity & Library Research Roadmap
Example of Reading Summary

Communication Studies Department Homepage

York University Library: Communications & Culture Resources

Learning Skills Services

Writing Centre

York University: Online Writing Instruction & University of Toronto: I’m writing my first university paper. What do I need to know?

ESL Open Learning Centre

Evaluating Internet Sources: CRAAP Test

York University: SPARK – Student Paper and Academic Research Kit

Note: (Additional) Suggested Readings are intended to provide further information on course concepts and may be helpful for your assignments.


Term 1: Fall 2013
Week 1 – Orientation and Introduction

Readings: Hamilton, in Shade, Chapter 1; Lipton in Shade, Chapter 2.
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Gitlin, T. (1978) “Media Sociology: The Dominant Paradigm”, Theory & Society, 6(2): 205-253.

Ono, K.A. (2011) “Critical: A Finer Edge”, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 8(1): 93-96.

Fuchs, C. (2009) “A Contribution to Theoretical Foundations of Critical Media and Communication Studies”, Javnost–The Public, 16(2): 5-24.

Buckingham, D. (2003) “Media Education and the End of the Critical Consumer”, Harvard Educational Review, 73(3): 309-327.

Buckingham, D. (2007) “Media Education Goes Digital: An Introduction”, Learning Media and Technology, 32(2): 111-119.


Week 2 – University Basics; Reading  Summaries; and, Defining the Field
Readings: Lorimer, Gasher & Skinner (LG&S), Chapter 1; LG&S, Chapter 2.
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Berger, Peter and Thomas Luckmann (1966) The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise on the Sociology of Knowledge (New York: Doubleday).

Lessig, Lawrence (2008) Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy (New York: Penguin).

Habermas, Jürgen (1991) The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society  (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press).

Coombe, Rosemary J. and Jonathan Cohen  (1999) “The Law and Late Modern Culture: Reflections on Between Facts and Norms from the Perspective of a Critical Cultural Legal Studies”,  University of Denver Law Review 76: 1029-1055.

Anderson, Benedict (2006) Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (New York & London: Verso).

Turcotte, Joseph F. and M. Len Ball (2013) “’All Transportation is Local’: Mobile-Digital-Networked-Technologies and Networked Orientations”, Transfers – Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies, 3(1): 119-139.


Week 3 – History of Communication
Readings: LG&S, Chapter 3; Grossberg, et al, Chapter 2.
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Williams, Raymond (1990) Television: Technology and Cultural Form (London: Routledge).

Charland, Maurice (1986) “Technological Nationalism”, Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory, 10(1): 196-220.

Skinner, David and James Compton, Mike Gasher, eds. (2005) Converging Media, Diverging Politics: A Political Economy of News Media in the United States and Canada (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books).


Week 4 – Communication Models/Communication Theory I (Context)
Readings: LG&S, Chapter 4; Grossberg, et al, Chapter 1.
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Hall, Stuart (1993) “Encoding/Decoding”, in Simon During, ed., The Cultural Studies Reader (London: Routledge), pp. 507-517. or PDF here

Giddens, Anthony (1984) The Constitution of Society: An Outline of a Theory of Structuration (Berkeley: University of California Press). 

Mosco, Vincent (2009) The Political Economy of Communication, 2nd Ed. (Los Angeles: SAGE).

van Dijk, Teun A. (1997) Discourse as Structure and Process (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE).

Smythe, Dallas (1994) Counterclockwise: Perspectives on Communication, Thomas Guback, ed. (Boulder: Westview Press).

Leiss, William and Stephen Kline, Sut Jhally (2005) Social Communication in Advertising, 3rd Ed. (New York: Routledge).

Morris, Martin (2005) “Interpretability and social power, or, why postmodern advertising works”, Media, Culture & Society, 27(5): 697-718. or PDF here

Narayan, Uma and Sarah Harding (2000) Decentering the Center: Philosophy for a Multicultural, Postcolonial and Feminist World (Bloomington: Indiana University Press).

Wajcman, Judy (2010) “Feminist Theories of Technology”, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 34(1): 143-152.

Wyatt, Sally (2008) “Feminism, Technology, and the Information Society: Learning from the Past, Imagining the Future”, Information, Communication & Society, 11(1): 111-130.

Sarikakis, Katharine and Ramona R. Rush, Autumn Grubb-Swetnam, Christina Lane (2009) “Feminist Theory and Research”, in Don W. Stacks and M.B. Salwen, eds., An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Measurement (New York: Taylor and Francis), pp. 504-522.


Week 5 – Communication Models/Communication Theory II (Content) – 
Term Paper Outline Due in Tutorial
Writing Resources: York University: Online Writing Instruction & University of Toronto: I’m writing my first university paper. What do I need to know?
Readings: Grossberg, et al, Chapter 6; Grossberg, et al, Chapter 10.
Online Tutorials: Academic Integrity & Library Research Roadmap (Must be completed and confirmation submitted with outline)
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Barthes, Roland (1977) “The Death of the Author”, Image, Music, Text, 145.

Foucault, Michel (1984) “What is an Author?”, in Paul Rabinow, ed., The Foucault Reader (New York: Pantheon Books).

Woodmansee, Martha and Peter Jaszi, eds. (1994) The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature (Durham: Duke University Press).

Bryant, Jennings and Dolf Zillman, eds. (2002) Media Effects: Advances in Theory and Research, 2nd Ed. (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum).


Week 6 – No classes


Week 7 – Communication Models/Communication Theory III (Audience)
Readings (Keywords): Grossberg, et al, Chapter 9; LG&S, Chapter 5.
Note: Audiences and Individuals within Consumer Capitalism
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Hall, Stuart (1980) “Encoding and Decoding in the Televisions Discourse”, in Stuart Hall, Dorothy Hobbson, Andrew Lowe and Paul Willis, eds., Culture, Media, Language (London and New York: Routledge).

Morris, Martin (2005) “Interpretability and social power, or, why postmodern advertising works”, Media, Culture & Society, 27(5): 697-718. or PDF here

Fiske, John (2001 [1989]) Reading the Popular (London and New York: Routledge).

Grossberg, Lawrence (1992) We Gotta Get Out of this Place: Popular Conservatism and Postmodern Culture (New York: McGraw-Hill).

Grossberg, Lawrence (1997) Dancing in Spite of Myself: Essays on Popular Culture (Durham, NC: Duke University Press).

Spigel, Lynn (1992) Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).

Bourdieu, Pierre (1984) Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press).

Cassidy, Marsha F. (2001) “Cyberspace Meets Domestic Space: Personal Computers, Women’s Work, and the Gendered Territories of the Family Home”, Critical Studies in Media Communication, 18(1): 44-65.

Shade, Leslie Regan (2004) “Bending Gender into the Net: Feminizing Content, Corporate Interests, and Research Strategy”, in Philip N. Howard and Steve Jones, eds., Society Online: The Internet in Context (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE), pp. 57-70.

Nakamura, Lisa (2004) “Interrogating the Digital Divide: The Political Economy of Race and Commerce in New Media”, in Philip N. Howard and Steve Jones, eds., Society Online: The Internet in Context (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE), pp. 71-83.

Jay, Martin (1996 [1974]) The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the INstitute of Social Research, 1923-1950 (London: Routledge).

Adorno, Theodore and Max Horkheimer (1977 [1947]) “The Culture Industry”, in James Curran, Michael Gurevitch, Janet Woollacott, eds., Mass Communication and Society (London: Edward Arnold).

Gunster, Shane (2004) Capitalizing on Culture: Critical Theory for Cultural Studies (Toronto: University of Toronto Press). 

Smythe, Dallas (1994) Counterclockwise: Perspectives on Communication, Thomas Guback, ed. (Boulder, CO: Westview Press).

Hebdige, Dick (1979) Subculture: The Meaning of Style (London: Methuen).

Mulvey, Laura (1975) “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”, Screen, 16(3): 6-18.

Jeffrey, Liss (1994) “Rethinking Audiences for Cultural Industries: Implications for Canadian Research”, Canadian Journal of Communication, 19(3-4): 495-522.

Marshall, P. David (2004) New Media Cultures (New York: Arnold). 

Press, Andrea L. (2000) “Recent Developments in Feminist Communication Theory”, in James Curran and Michael Gurevitch, eds., Mass Media and Society, (New York: Oxford University Press), pp. 2-43.


Week 8 – Ideology
Readings (Keywords): Grossberg, et al, Chapter 7; Sawchuck in Shade, Chapter 4.
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Marx, Karl and Friedrich Engels (1974) The Germany Ideology (Part one, with selections from parts two and three, together with Marx’s ‘Introduction to a critique of political economy), Ludwig Feurbach, ed. (London: Lawrence & Wishart).

Althusser, Louis (2009) “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses (Notes towards an investigation)”, in Aradhana Sharma and Akhil Gupta, eds., The Anthropology of the State: A Reader (Oxford: Blackwell), pp. 86-111.

Foucault, Michel and Graham Burchell, Colin Gordon, Peter Miller, eds. (1991) The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality : With Two Lectures By and an Interview With Michel Foucault. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).

Coombe, Rosemary J. (2007) “The Work of Rights in the Space of Neoliberal Governmentality’s Limits.” A commentary on Tania Li’s “Governmentality””, Anthropologica, 49 (2): 284-289.

Craig, Carys J. and Joseph F. Turcotte with Rosemary J. Coombe (2011) “What’s Feminist About Open Access? A Relational Approach to Copyright in the Academy”, feminist@law, 1(1): 1-35.

Alhassan, Amin (2007) “The Canonic Economy of Communication and Culture: The Centrality of the Postcolonial Margins”, Canadian Journal of Communication, 32(1): 103-118.

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty and Sarah Harasym, ed. (1990) The Post-colonial Critic: Interviews, Strategies, Dialogues (New York ; London: Routledge).

Butler, Judith (2006) Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (New York: Routledge). 

Freeman, Barbara M. (2001) The Satellite Sex: The Media and Women’s Issues in English Canada, 1966-1971 (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press).

Schreiber, Ronnee (2008) Righting Feminism: Conservative Women and American Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Razack, Sherene H. (2004) Dark Threats and White Knights: The Somalia Affair, Peacekeeping, and the New Imperialism (Toronto: University of Toronto Press).

Cirksena, K. and  L. Cuklanz (2002) “Male is to Female as ___ is to ___: A Guided Tour of Five Feminist Frameworks for Communication Studies”, in Lana F. Rakow, ed., Women Making Meaning: New Feminist Directions in Communication (New York: Routledge), p. 18-44. 


Week 9 – From Mass Society to Popular Culture
Readings (Keywords): Grossberg, et al, Chapter 8; Savage in Shade, Chapter 7.
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Du Gay, Paul and Stuart Hall, eds. (1996) Questions of Cultural Identity (London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE).

Taylor, Charles (1989) Sources of the Self: The Making of Modern Identity (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press).

Smythe, Dallas (1981) Dependency Road: Communications, Capitalism, Conciousness and Canada (Norwood, NJ: Albex Pub).

Mosco, Vincent (2009) The Political Economy of Communication, 2nd Ed. (Los Angeles: SAGE).

McQuail, Denis (1997) Audience Analysis (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE).

Chung, Grace and Sara M. Grimes (2005) “Data Mining and the Kids: Surveillance and Market Research Strategies in Children’s Online Games”, Canadian Journal of Communication, 30(4): 527-548.


Week 10 – Advertising as Cultural Form
Readings (Keywords): Johnston in Shade, Chapter 8; Coulter in Shade, Chapter 20.
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Leiss, William and Stephen Kline, Sut Jhally (2005) Social Communication in Advertising, 3rd Ed. (New York: Routledge).

Zyman, Sergio and Armin A Brott (2002) The End of Advertising As We Know It (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons).

Williams, Raymond (1980) “Advertising- The Magic System”, in Raymond Williams, Problems in Materialism and Culture (London: Verso), pp. 327-335.

Wasko, Janet (2008) “The Commodification of Youth Culture”, in Kirsten Drotner and Sonia M. Linvingstone, eds., The International Handbook of Children, Media and Culture (Los Angeles: SAGE). 

Grimes, Sara M. and Leslie Regan Shade (2005) “Neopian Economics of Play: Children’s Cyberpets and Online Communities as Immersive Advertising in NeoPets.com”, International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 1(2): 181-198.


Week 11 – Producing Media: Context and Content
Readings (Keywords): LG&S, Chapter 10; Grossber, et al, Chapter 3.
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Tuchman, Gaye (1978) Making News: A Study in the Construction of Reality (New York: Free Press).

Kovach, Bill and Tom Rosenstiel (2007) The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect (New York: Three Rivers Press).

Hackett, Robert A. and Yuezhi Zhao (1998) Sustaining Democracy? Journalism and the Politics of Objectivity (Toronto: Garamond Press).

Silverstone, Roger (2007) Media and Morality: On the Rise of the Mediapolis (Cambridge: Polity Press).

Skinner, David and James Compton, Mike Gasher, eds. (2005) Converging Media, Diverging Politics: A Political Economy of News Media in the United States and Canada (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books).

Dyer-Witherford, Nick (1999) Cyber-Marx: Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High Technology Capitalism (Urbana: University of Illinois Press).


Week 12 – Media: Politics and Publics – 
Term Paper Due in Lecture
Readings (Keywords): Grossberg, et al, Chapter 11; Grossberg, et al, Chapter 12.
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Barnhurst, Kevin G., and John C Nerone (2001) The Form of News: A History (New York: Guilford Press).

Rodríguez, Clemencia (2001) Fissures in the Mediascape: An International Study of Citizens’ Media (Cresskill, N.J.: Hampton Press).

Habermas, Jürgen (1991) The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society  (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press).

Coombe, Rosemary J. (2003) 2003 “Fear, Hope, and Longing for the Future of Authorship and a Revitalized Public Domain in Global Regimes of Intellectual Property”, De Paul Law Review, 52: 1171-1191.

Putnam, Robert D. (2000) Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (New York: Simon & Schuster).

Morley, David (2000) Home Territories: Media, Mobility, and Identity (London ; New York: Routledge).


Week 13 – Exam –
No tutorials


Term 2: Winter 2014
Week 14 – Re-orientation: Media Industries in the Canadian Context – No tutorials
Readings: None


Week 15 – Media Industries: History, Structure, and Context
Readings: LG&S, Chapter 7; Wagman and Winton in Shade, Chapter 6.
(Suggested) Additional Readings: 
Woodcock, George (1985) Strange Bedfellows: The State and the Arts in Canada (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre).

Gasher, Mike (1997) “From Sacred Cows to White Elephants: Cultural Policy Under Siege”, Canadian Issues, 19: 13-29.

Charland, Maurice (1986) “Technological Nationalism”, Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory, 10(1): 196-220.

Turcotte, Joseph F. (2012) Review Essay- “The Canadian Broadcasting Policy Tradition: Learning from the Past, Building for the Future”, Review of Broadcasting Policy in Canada (Robert Armstrong, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2010), Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 37(4): 637-639. 

Coombe, Rosemary J. and Joseph F. Turcotte (2012) “Cultural, Political, and Social Implications of Intellectual Property Law in an Informational Economy”. In Culture, Civilization and Human Society, UNESCO-EOLSS Joint Committee (eds.), in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO (Oxford, UK: EOLSS Publishers), pp. 1-33.

Raboy, Marc and Jeremy Shtern, eds. (2010) Media Divides: Communication Rights and the Right to Communicate in Canada (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press).

Vipond, Mary (1992) Listening In: The First Decade of Canadian Broadcasting, 1922-1932 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press).

Bashevkin, Sylvia (1988) “Does Public Opinion Matter? The Adoption of Federal Royal Commission and Task Force Recommendations on the National Question, 1951-1987”, Canadian Public Administration, 31(1)Fall: 390-407.

Wagman, Ira M. (2010) “On the Policy Reflex in Canadian Communication Studies”, Canadian Journal of Communication, 35(4): 619-630.

Szeman, Imre (2000) “The Rhetoric of Culture: Some Notes on Magazines, Canadian Culture, and Globalization”, Journal of Canadian Studies, 35(3): 212-230.

Dorland, Michael (1998) So Close to the State/s: The Emergence of Canadian Film Policy (Toronto: University of Toronto Press).

Gauntlett, David (2011) Making is Connecting: The Social Meaning of Creativity from DIY and Knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0 (London: Polity Press).


Week 16 – Media Industries (cont’d)
Readings: LG&S, Chapter 6; Skinner, “Canada” (in reading pack).
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Lessig, Lawrence (2008) Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy (New York: Penguin).

Babe, Robert E. (1979) Canadian Television Broadcasting Structure, Performance, and Regulation (Ottawa: Economic Council of Canada).

Babe, Robert E. (1990) Telecommunications in Canada: Technology, Industry, and Government (Toronto: University of Toronto Press).

Babe, Robert E. (2010) Cultural Studies and Political Economy: Toward a New Integration (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books).

Armstrong, Robert (2010) Broadcasting Policy in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press).

Industry Canada (2013) “Canadian ICT Sector Profile”, March.

Mosco, Vincent (2003) “The Transformation of Communication in Canada.” In Leah F. Vosko and Wallace Clement, eds., Changing Canada: Political Economy as Transformation (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press), pp. 287-308.

Skinner, David N. (2004) “Reform of Alternatives? Limits and Pressures on Changing the Canadian Mediascape”, Democratic Communiqué, 19: 13-36.


Week 17 – Media Industries (cont’d)
Readings (Keywords): Shtern and Blake in Shade, Chapter 5; Tinnic, “Waling a Tightrope” (in reading pack).
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Government of Canada (1991) Broadcasting Act

Government of Canada (1993) Telecommunications Act.

Government of Canada (1985) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act.

Skinner, David N. and Michael Gasher (2005) “So Much By So Few: Media Policy and Ownership in Canada.” In David N. Skinner, James R. Compton and Michael Gasher, eds., Converging Media, Diverging Politics: A Political Economy of News Media in the United States and Canada (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books), pp. 51-76. 

Miller, Toby and Nitin Govil, John McMurria, Ting Wang, Richard Maxwell (2005) Global Hollywood 2 (London: BFI Publishing).

McChesney, Robert W. (2002) “The Global Restructuring of Media Ownership.” In Marc Raboy, ed., Global Media Policy in the New Millennium (Luton, UK: University of Luton Press), pp. 149-162.

McDowell, Stephen D. (2001) “The Unsoveriegn Century: Canada’s Media Industries and Cultural Policy.” In Nancy Morris and Silvio Waisbord, eds., Media and Globalization: Why the State Matters (New York: Rowan and Littlefield Publishers), pp. 117-132.


Week 18 – Media Industries (cont’d)
Readings (Keywords): Lornic, “Culture vs. Commerce” (in reading pack); Boggs, “Book Publishing: Dying One Chapter(s) at a Time?” (in reading pack).
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
The Association of Canadian Publishers

Parker, George L. (n.d.) “The Publishing Industry in Canada: 1918 to the Twenty-First Century”, Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing (Hamilton, ON: McMaster University).

Canadian Heritage (2013) Canada Book Fund, 2014-15: Application Guide (Ottawa: Department of Canadian Heritage). 

Canadian Heritage (2010) “Investing in the Future of Canadian Books: Review of the Revised Foreign Investment Policy in Book Publishing and Distribution”, Department of Canadian Heritage Discussion Paper, July.

Davy, Diane (2007) “The Impact of Digitization on the Book Industry” (Toronto: Association of Canadian Publishers).

Craig, Carys J. and Joseph F. Turcotte with Rosemary J. Coombe (2011) “What’s Feminist About Open Access? A Relational Approach to Copyright in the Academy”, feminist@law, 1(1): 1-35.

Eggleton, Art (1997) “Our Culture, Too, Must Compete in Global Marketplace”, Canadian Speeches 10(10): 3-6.

Boggs, Jeff (2010) “An Overview of Canada’s Contemporary Book Trade in Light of (Nearly) Four Decades of Policy Interventions”, Publishing Research Quarterly 26(1): 24-45.

Wagman, Ira M. (2010) “On the Policy Reflex in Canadian Communication Studies”, Canadian Journal of Communication, 35(4): 619-630.


Week 19 – Media Ownership
– Term Paper Outline Due in Tutorial
Readings (Keywords): LG&S, Chapter 9; Shade and Lithgow in Shade, Chapter 9.
(Suggested) Additional Readings:

Skinner, David and James Compton, Mike Gasher, eds. (2005) Converging Media, Diverging Politics: A Political Economy of News Media in the United States and Canada (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books).

Gillmor, Don (2006) We The Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People (Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly).

Shirky, Clay (2008) Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations (New York: Penguin Press).

Winseck, Dwayne (2008) “The State of Media Ownership and Media Markets: Competition or Concentration and Why Should We Care?”, Sociology Compass, 2(1): 34-47.

Mosco, Vincent (1996) The Political Economy of Communication: Rethinking and Renewal (London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications). 

Sassen, Saskia (2012) Cities in a World Economy, 4th Edition (Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press).

Sassen, Saskia (2007) Sociology of Globalization (New York: W.W. Norton)


Week 20 – Reading Week – 
No Classes


Week 21 – Communication, Technology, and Society

Readings (Keywords): LG&S, Chapter 6; Ursula Franklin. Chapters 1 and 3 (Ch. 1 is in the Reading Pack, Ch. 3 is on Reserve in the library).
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Castells, Manuel (2010) The Rise of the Network Society. 2nd ed. (Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell).

Williams, Raymond (1990) Television: Technology and Cultural Form (London: Routledge).

Feenberg, Andrew (1999) Questioning Technology (London ; New York: Routledge).

Ellul, Jacques (1967) The Technological Society (New York: Knopf).

Dizard, Wilson P. (1989) The Coming Information Age: An Overview of Technology, Economics, and Politics, 3rd ed. (New York: Longman).

Grant, George Parkin (1969) Technology and Empire: Perspectives On North America (Toronto: House of Anansi).

Bijker, Wiebe E. (1993) “Do Not Despair: There is Life After Constructivism”, Science, Technology, and Human Values, 18(1): 113-138.

Felczak, Michael and Richard Smith, Rowland Lorimer (2008) “Online Publishing, Technical Representation, and the Politics of Code: The Case of CJC Online“, Canadian Journal of Communication, 33(2): 271-290.

Latour, Bruno (2005) Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-network-theory (Oxford ; Toronto: Oxford University Press).

Bradley, Dale (2010) “Balance or Betrayal: Copyright Reform and the Right to Culture in the Digital Age”, in Leslie Regan Shade, ed., Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication, 3rd ed. (Toronto: Nelson Education), pp. 356-371.

Note: the remaining weeks overlap with my own research interests. Please contact me if you’d like further materials/resources.

Week 22 – Globalization and the Information Society: Technology, Mobility, and Political and Economic Action
Readings (Keywords): LG&S, Chapter 11; Nicholson in Shade, Chapter 14.
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Yale Global Online (n.d.) The History of Globalization (The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale).

Massey, Doreen B. and Pat Jess (1995) A Place in the World?: Places, Cultures and Globalization (Oxford ; New York: Open University).

Heine, Jorge and Ramesh  Thakur (2011) The Dark Side of Globalization (New York: United Nations University Press).

Turcotte, Joseph F. and M. Len Ball (2013) “’All Transportation is Local’: Mobile-Digital-Networked-Technologies and Networked Orientations”, Transfers – Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies, 3(1): 119-139.

Turcotte, Joseph F. (2012) “Review of  Digital Solidarities, Communication Policy and Multi-Stakeholder Governance: The Legacy of the World Summit on the Information Society (Marcy Raboy, Normand Landry, and Jonathan Shtern, New York: Peter Lang. 2010)”, Canadian Journal of Communications, Vol. 37(3): 539-542.

Morley, David (2000) Home Territories: Media, Mobility, and Identity (London ; New York: Routledge).

Morley, David and Kevin Robins (1995) Spaces of Identity: Global Media, Electronic Landscapes and Cultural Boundaries (London ; New York: Routledge).

Bauman, Zygmunt (1998) Globalization: The Human Consequences (New York: Columbia University Press).

Innis, Harold A. (2008) The Bias of Communication, 2nd ed. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press).

McLuhan, Marshall (1967) The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man (Toronto: University of Toronto Press).

Castells, Manuel (2010) The Rise of the Network Society. 2nd ed. (Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell).

Lessig, Lawrence (2008) Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy (New York: Penguin).

Dyer-Witheford, Nick (1999) Cyber-Marx: Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High-technology Capitalism (Urbana: University of Illinois Press).

Wallerstein, Immanuel Maurice (1974) The Modern World-system (New York: Academic Press).

Bernstein, William J. (2008) A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press).

Mosco, Vincent (1996) The Political Economy of Communication: Rethinking and Renewal (London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications). 

Mosco, Vincent (2009) The Political Economy of Communication, 2nd Ed. (Los Angeles: SAGE).

Sassen, Saskia (1998) Globalization and Its Discontents: Essays On the New Mobility of People and Money (New York: New Press).

Stiglitz, Joseph E. (2002) Globalization and Its Discontents (New York: W.W. Norton & Co.).

Dijk, Jan A.G.M. van (2005) The Deepening Divide: Inequality in the Information Society (Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications).

Taylor, Charles (2004) Modern Social Imaginaries (Durham: Duke University Press).

Massey, Doreen (1991) “A Global Sense of Place”, Marxism Today (June): 24-29.

Bull, Michael (2000) Sounding Out the City: Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday Life (Oxford ; New York: Berg).

Bull, Michael (2007) Sound Moves: iPod Culture and Urban Experience (London ; New York: Routledge).


Week 23 – From NWICO to Now: Perspectives on Technology and Media Imperialism
Readings (Keywords): Grossberg et al, Chapter 13; Alhassan in Shade, Chapter 3.
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Innis, Harold A. (2007) Empire and Communications, Rowman & Littlefield ed. (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield).

Hall, Stuart (1991) “The Local and the Global: Globalization and Ethnicity”, in Anthony D. King, ed., Culture, Globalization and The World System (London: Macmillan), pp. 19-39.

Appadurai, Arjun (1996) Modernity At Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (Minneapolis, Minn.: University of Minnesota Press).

MacBride Report – International Commission for the Study of Communication Problems (1980) Many Voices, One World: Towards a New, More Just and More Efficient World Information and Communication Order (London: Kogan Page).

Dorfman, Ariel., and Armand Mattelart (1984) How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic, 2nd ed. (New York: International General).

Sklair, Leslie (1995) Sociology of the Global System, 2nd ed. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press).

Waters, Malcolm (2001) Globalization, 2nd ed. (London ; New York: Routledge).

Ritzer, George (2013) The McDonaldization of Society, 20th anniversary ed., 7th ed. (Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE).

Escobar, Arturo (2012) Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press).

Waisbord, Silvio (2000) Family Tree of Theories, Methodologies and Strategies in Development Communication (New York: Rockefeller Foundation).

Rogers, Everett M. (2003) Diffusion of Innovations, 5th ed. (New York: Free Press).

Coombe, Rosemary J. (1996) “Left Out on the Information Highway” Oregon Law Review, 75:  237 – 247.

Shade, Leslie Regan (2003) “Here Comes the DOT Force!: The New Calvary for Equity?”, Gazette: The International Journal for Communication Studies, 65(2): 107-120.


Week 24 – Communication in a Digital Age: Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose
Readings (Keywords): Steeves in Shade, Chapter 15; Nair in Shade, Chapter 16.
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
Lessig, Lawrence (2006) Code: Version 2.0, 2nd ed. (New York: Basic Books).

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Livingstone, Sonia (2008) “Taking risky opportunities in youthful content creation: teenagers’ use of social networking sites for intimacy, privacy and self-expression,” New media & society, 10(3): 393-411.

Steeves, Valerie (2012) “Hide and Seek: Surveillance of Young People on the Internet”,in David Lyon, Kevin Haggerty and Kirstie Ball (eds.), The International Handbook of Surveillance Studies, (London: Routledge), pp. 352-360.

Grimes, Sara M. and Leslie Regan Shade (2005) “Neopian economics of play: Children’s cyberpets and online communities as immersive advertising in NeoPets. com,” International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics, 1(2): 181-198.

Franklin, Ursula (1996) “Stormy Weather: Conflicting Forces in the Information Society”, Closing address ath the 18th International Privacy and Data Protection Conference, Ottawa, 19 September.

Coombe, Rosemary J. and Joseph F. Turcotte (2012) “Cultural, Political, and Social Implications of Intellectual Property Law in an Informational Economy”. In Culture, Civilization and Human Society, UNESCO-EOLSS Joint Committee (eds.), in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO (Oxford, UK: EOLSS Publishers), pp. 1-33.

Lessig, Lawrence (2008) Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy (New York: Penguin).

Coombe, Rosemary J. and Darren Wershler, Martin Zeilinger, eds. (2014) Dynamic Fair Dealing: Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creating Canadian Culture Online (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming).

Macmillan, Fiona, ed. (2007) New directions in copyright law, Vol. 6.(Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing).

Website: World Intellectual Property Organization

Website(s): Creative Commons and Creative Commons Canada

Website(s): Electronic Frontier Foundation and OpenMedia.ca

Website(s): CopyrightLaws.com and IPOsgoode

(Online) Film – RiP! A Remix Manifesto – Educational Guide


Week 25 – Communication in a Digital Age: Promises and Problematics –
 Term Paper Due in Lecture
Readings (Keywords): LG&S, Chapter 12; Werbin in Shade, Chapter 13.
(Suggested) Additional Readings:
None: study 😉


Week 26 –
 Exam – No tutorials 


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