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Barriers Down considers debates over civil liberties and censorship in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and elsewhere alongside Americans’ efforts to circumvent foreign regulatory systems in the quest to expand markets and bring their ideas to new publics. Lemberg shows how in the decades following the Second World War American free-flow policies reshaped the world’s information landscape, though not always as intended. Through burgeoning information diplomacy and development aid, Washington diffused new media ranging from television and satellite broadcasting to global English. But these actions also spurred overseas actors to articulate alternative understandings of information freedom and of how information flows might be regulated. Bridging the historiographies of the United States in the world, human rights, decolonization and development, and media and technology, Barriers Down excavates the analog roots of digital-age debates over the politics and ethics of transnational information flows.
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- 1 Finished
1/01/16 → 15/04/18
Project: Grant Research
- 1 Other Invited Talks or Presentations
Diana LEMBERG (Speaker)2 Mar 2021
Activity: Talks or Presentations › Other Invited Talks or PresentationsFile
Press / Media
New Books Network Interview - Barriers Down : How American Power and Free-Flow Policies Shaped Global Media, Columbia University Press 2019, by Prof. Diana Lemberg
1 item of Media coverage
Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer