Globalisation and mass media : the case of publishing in Korea
This thesis is an attempt to analyse publishing critically, in keeping with the current preoccupation with the phenomenon of 'globalisation'. The primary concern of this thesis is to systemise and elaborate a theoretical frame for the study of international publishing by looking into the following major research questions. I. How can we apply the concept of globalisation which has recently dominated discussion in the social sciences in analysing international publishing? 2. What are the major factors which influence contemporary international publishing that have resulted in an uneven intellectual structure? 3. As a case study of these issues what is the publishing situation in Korea in relation to the international publishing scene? In explicating these three research questions, the thesis combines a theoretical review with a field study.