University of Calgary

How Canadians Communicate

Abstract

How Canadians Communicate chronicles the extraordinary changes that are shaking the foundations of Canada’s cultural and communications industries in the twenty-first century. With essays from some of Canada’s foremost media scholars, this book discusses the major trends and developments that have taken place in government policy, corporate strategies, creative communities, and various communication mediums: newspapers, films, cellular and palm technology, the Internet, libraries, TV, music, and book publishing. volume addresses many issues unique to Canada in a broader framework of global communications. Specifically, it looks at new media communications in Indigenous communities, the changing role of the state in cultural institutions, the conglomeratization of the media, the threat of American and global communications to Canadian voices, and the struggle to retain and reclaim local and national identities in the face of globalization. With articles from academics and professionals across Canada, How Canadians Communicate provides insightful perspectives on communication in Canada in a rapidly changing world of technology and global communication.

Publisher

University of Calgary Press
Calgary
www.ucalgary.ca
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