Objective: This book is aimed at providing different perspectives on global media’s representation of (development and economic growth in) developing and poor countries. These perspectives may be historical, religious, socio-cultural and political among others. The book equally seeks to explore such representations in diverse media notably cinema, television, games, magazines, comics, photojournalism, advertising and online platforms among others.
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2019.
Target Audience: The target audience of this book will consist of students, scholars, media practitioners, policy makers, international relation experts, politicians and other professionals in representation research.
• Global media coverage of poverty, war, natural catastrophe and elections in the global south
• Aid organizations, media and the global south
• Portrayal of African, Asian or South American politicians in the western media
• Fake news and the representation of poor countries in the global media
• Western media representation of democratization in the global south
• International politics, diplomacy and media representations of the global south
• Covering poverty and epidemics as a way of shaming underdeveloped countries
• Western media representation of primitivism in poor countries
• Pan-Africanism and African media representation of African countries
• Cultural affirmation and the deconstruction of negative image of the global south
• Representation of emerging economies in the western media
• American capitalism vs African communalism western media
• Western vs non-western media representation of the global south (case studies are encouraged here)
• Audiences perceptions of media representations of poor and developing countries
• Representation of the global south on online platforms and advertising