‘G’ Globalization and Communication: Implication for Africa

By Victor A. Massaquoi.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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At present, Globalization is at the center of diverse intellectual and political agendas, raising questions about what is considered to be an essential dynamic of our time. It is a key word in not only the dominant theoretical and political discourses, but also in everyday language. Globalization, as a concept, emerged in the last decade of the twentieth century bearing a revolutionary character around the world. Struggles over its meanings, its effects, and its origins are played out in a variety of sites. This paper, explores globalization as a concept. Tracing the term from its etymology, this paper begins with insights into the fundamental interpretations of globalization as a word. From a broader perspective the paper discusses definitions of the concept, categorizing them as either descriptive or prescriptive interpretations of the concept. There is also a focus on both the historical and ahistorical approaches used to understand the emergence of globalization.

Keywords: Globalization, Conceptual Meanings, Origin, Communication and Africa

Global Studies Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.11-18. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 549.372KB).

Victor A. Massaquoi

Graduate Student (PHD Candidate), Bowling Green State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Victor Massaquoi is a PHD candidate in the School of Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University. Victor has over 15 years experience in journalism, communication, management, social change policy analysis and education. Victor has made several academic and non-academic presentations around the world, and in the process of writing a dissertation, two books and several articles for publication.

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