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Author Lewis, Glen, 1943-

Title Virtual Thailand : media and culture politics in mainland Southeast Asia / Glen Lewis
Published London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2005


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  302.230954 Lew/Vtm  UNAVAILABLE C19
Description xiii, 227 pages ; 24 cm
Series RoutledgeCurzon research on Southeast Asia ; 8
Rethinking Southeast Asia
RoutledgeCurzon research on Southeast Asia ; 8
Rethinking Southeast Asia.
Contents Introduction : Thailand as the virtual centre of Southeast Asia -- 1. Singapore, KL and Bangkok as rival communications centres -- 2. Development and democratization : the 1997 Asian crisis -- 3. The military, the media and moral panics -- 4. Media reform and civil society in 'amazing Thailand' -- 5. Tourism and terrorism in mainland Southeast Asia -- 6. The Thai movie renaissance -- Afterword : the media and cultural politics in mainland Southeast Asia -- App. A sample of Thai movies, pre-2004
Summary "Providing a unique insight into globalization in Southeast Asia, Virtual Thailand analyses the role of communications and the media in regional cultural politics. With a detailed examination of Thailand's cultural and political importance in the region since the mid-1990s, the text argues that globalization as it relates to the media can be patterned on Thai experience." "One of the first books in English to fully investigate the Thai media's role during the Thaksin government's first term (2001-4), Virtual Thailand presents a thoughtful and unique look at globalization as seen through Thai eyes. Incorporating political economy and media theory, this book will have broad appeal across Asian Studies and media and communication courses."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Mass media and culture -- Thailand.
Mass media -- Political aspects -- Thailand.
Mass media and culture -- Southeast Asia.
Mass media -- Political aspects -- Southeast Asia.
Asia, Southeastern -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Asia, Southeastern -- Cultural policy.
LC no. 2005001293
ISBN 041536499X hardback alkaline paper