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Lemberg, Diana

Barriers Down

How American Power and Free-Flow Policies Shaped Global Media

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS

    52,95 € / $59.99 / £47.50*

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    Publication Date:
    2019
    Copyright year:
    2019
    To be published:
    August 2019
    ISBN
    978-0-231-54403-0
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Barriers Down reveals the unexpected origins of freedom of information in political, economic, and cultural battles in the postwar period. Diana Lemberg traces how the United States shaped media around the world under the banner of the “free flow of information,” showing how the push for global media access acted as a vehicle for American power.

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    15 illustrations
    COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Language:
    English
    Readership:
    Professional and scholarly;

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    Diana Lemberg is assistant professor of history at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

    Reviews

    David Ekbladh, Tufts University:
    Lemberg offers us an innovative discussion of how the US actively sought to remove obstacles to global media after 1945. Barriers Down ties the deeply political question of media openness to key issues during the postwar period: international development, the Cold War, national sovereignty, decolonization, and the collapse of empire. It provides a valuable and fresh perspective on central topics in international affairs.

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