Engaging with Reality: Documentary and Globalization
by Ib Bondebjerg
Intellect Books, 2014
eISBN: 978-1-78320-241-6 | Paper: 978-1-78320-189-1
Library of Congress Classification P96.D62B66 2014

As our world becomes more globalized, documentary film and television tell more cosmopolitan stories of the world’s social, political, and cultural situation. Ib Bondebjerg examines how global challenges are reflected and represented in documentaries from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Scandinavia after 2001. The documentaries deal with the war on terror, the globalization of politics, migration, the multicultural challenge, and climate change.

Engaging with Reality is framed by theories of globalization and delves into the development of a new global media culture. It also deals with theories of documentary genres and their social and cultural functions. It discusses cosmopolitanism and the role and forms of documentary in a new digital and global media culture. It will be essential reading for those looking to better understand documentary and the new transnational approach to modern media culture.

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