Douglas & McIntyre
Blockbusters and Trade Wars

Book details:

March 2005
ISBN 978-1-55365-108-6
Paperback - Trade
6" x 9"
464 pages
Business & Economics
Current Affairs
Cultural Studies
$29.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Blockbusters and Trade Wars

Popular Culture in a Globalized World

<P>The unparalleled global distribution of books, television programs and other cultural products would seem to augur well for the diversity of ideas and creative expression. Yet ever more of this flow is concentrated in the hands of fewer giant corporati


The unparalleled global distribution of books, television programs and other cultural products would seem to augur well for the diversity of ideas and creative expression. Yet ever more of this flow is concentrated in the hands of fewer giant corporations, significantly American controlled, whose agenda is not pluralism but profit.

Clearly written, impeccably researched and passionately argued, Blockbusters and Trade Wars focusses upon the market dynamics that drive ever-greater audiences to "blockbuster" films, TV programs, books and recording artists-at the expense of independent, alternative and increasingly necessary national voices.

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