This essay critically describes today's globe-spanning digital communication networks as the core medium of globalization, delivering both a new world order of corporate domination and a deeply personal experience of alienation. It also argues for an ecological approach to communication both as a critique and as a way of resisting globalization, through its focus on embodied relationships and time.

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Keywords alienation, bias, democracy, ecology, time
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1177/0016549200062003006
Journal Gazette
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Menzies, H. (2000). Umbilical cords and digital fibre-optics: Communication and the Disembodiments of Digital Globalization. Gazette, 62(3-4), 271–280. doi:10.1177/0016549200062003006