Scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities often approaches globalization, particularly that involving that media content, by emphasizing such concepts as "imperialism" and "hybridization." While theoretically rich, this scholarship can sometimes given little attention to how various actors and arrangements can impinge on the global flow and circulation of media content. This special issue seeks to move beyond such limitations by wedding theoretical concerns with an emphasis on empirical evidence-thereby heeding the specific contexts in which globalization unfolds. Our introductory essay thus provides a brief overview of the articles contained within this issue.

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Keywords books, comparative research, diversity, globalization, music, television
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1177/0002764211398076, hdl.handle.net/1765/25806
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Dowd, T.J., & Janssen, M.S.S.E.. (2011). Globalization and diversity in cultural fields: Comparative perspectives on television, music, and literature. American Behavioral Scientist, 55(5), 519–524. doi:10.1177/0002764211398076