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Global Entertainment Media: A Critical Introduction

ISBN: 978-1-118-95543-7
280 pages
April 2015, Wiley-Blackwell
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Balancing provocative criticism with clear explanations of complex ideas, this student-friendly introduction investigates the crucial role global entertainment media has played in the emergence of transitional capitalism. 

  • Examines the influence of global entertainment media on the emergence of transnational capitalism, providing a framework for explaining and understanding world culture as part of changing class relations and media practices
  • Uses action adventure movies to demonstrate the complex relationship between international media political economy, entertainment content, global culture, and cultural hegemony
  • Draws on examples of public and community media in Venezuela and Latin America to illustrate the relations between government policies, media structures, public access to media, and media content
  • Engagingly written with crisp and controversial commentary to both inform and entertain readers
  • Includes student-friendly features such as fully-integrated call out boxes with definitions of terms and concepts, and lists and summaries of transnational entertainment media
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Entertainment, Television, and Cultural Hegemony 1

1 21st Century Capitalism and Transnational Relations 12

2 Leading the Charge: Transnational Planning 28

3 Transnational Media 43

4 From Regional to Global: Transnational Media Leaders 61

5 Cultural Hegemony: Leadership with Consent 87

6 Power Decentered: Dominant Diversity 103

7 Superheroes to the Rescue 119

8 Media, Democracy, and Political Power 137

9 Conclusion: The Reality of Power 155

Index

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Author Information

Lee Artz is Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Communication at Purdue University Calumet, where he has been recognized with a peer-reviewed award as University Outstanding Scholar for his research and publications. He is the editor or author of several books, and is associate editor of the journal Democratic Communiqué.

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Reviews

“This is simply one of the best books on the global entertainment industry. Drawing on a wealth of empirical evidence, Artz focuses a clear, critical eye on the dominant players and the resistance in form and content that is mounting a challenge to Hollywood hegemony.”

Vincent Mosco, author of To the Cloud: Big Data in a Turbulent World

 

"The time is ripe for a new survey and analysis of global media, and this book provides both in an accessible and scholarly form. In particular Artz skillfully connects global media with the novel features of capitalist globalization.”

Leslie Sklair, Emeritus Professor of Sociology London School of Economics

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