Globalization, Communication and Social Transformation: Towards a Global Sociology of Communication

Monday, 11 July 2016: 16:00-17:30
Location: Hörsaal 48 (Main Building)
RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture (host committee)

Language: English

Globalization refers to widening, deepening and speeding up of worldwide interconnectedness in all aspects of contemporary social life. New communication technologies have facilitated the process of globalization and transformed the socio-cultural milieu of different societies in such a way that the fields of interactions are cutting across the boundaries of communities and nation-states. The transnational flow of people, commodities, ideas and activities is closely associated with the information technology.
These changes have posed a serious challenge to the state-centrist assumption of sociology in recent past. Sociologists who have traditionally focused their analysis on the relationship between media, culture and society are now shifting to analyzing these emerging trends at different levels. In what ways globalization and new communication technologies are transforming the socio-cultural milieu of different societies would be the main theme of the proposed session.
Session Organizer:
Virendra Pal SINGH, University of Allahabad, India


    Roundtable A
    Roundtable B
    Roundtable C