New Books Network Interview - Barriers Down : How American Power and Free-Flow Policies Shaped Global Media, Columbia University Press 2019, by Prof. Diana Lemberg

Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer

Period28 Feb 2020

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  • TitleBarriers Down How American Power and Free-Flow Policies Shaped Global Media
    Media name/outletNew Book Networs
    Media typeOnline
    CountryUnited States
    Date28/02/20
    DescriptionSince the 1940s, America’s relations with the rest of the world have been guided by the idea of promoting the free flow of information. It’s an idea that seems benign, perhaps even difficult to argue against—who could possibly oppose the freedom of information? But, as Diana Lemberg shows in her exciting new book, Barriers Down: How American Power and Free-Flow Policies Shaped Global Media (Columbia University Press, 2019), the idea wasn’t always benign and many fought against its implementation.

    In the book, Lemberg, an associate professor at Lingnan University, examines how American businessmen, statesmen, and social scientists sought to tear down barriers to transnational flows of information in the post-WWII era, and, in the process, maximize the spread of American content abroad. Barriers Down is an innovative study that shows just how central information politics were to the US’ vision of the global order. The book deserves a wide audience.
    Producer/AuthorDexter Fergie
    URLhttps://newbooksnetwork.com/diana-lemberg-barriers-down-how-american-power-and-free-flow-policies-shaped-global-media-columbia-up-2019/
    PersonsDiana Lucy LEMBERG