In This Review

American Communication in a Global Society
American Communication in a Global Society
By Glen Fisher
Ablex, 1979, 161 pp
National Sovereignty and International Communication
National Sovereignty and International Communication
Edited by Kaarle Nordenstreng and Herbert I. Schiller
Ablex, 1979, 304 pp

Glen Fisher, a sociologist and former government official, accepts the premise that the world has become an interdependent global society with which America inevitably communicates in one way or another; the questions he addresses concern how, what, and to what end. The Nordenstreng-Schiller book is a collection of readings expressing Western and Third World views on the flow of information, with the weight tilted in favor of the latter. The editors have chosen national sovereignty as their unifying theme, which surely limits the scope of Fisher's global society.