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Blockbusters and Trade Wars: Popular Culture in a Globalized World

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Unprecedented worldwide distribution of books, television programs, and other cultural products would seem to augur well for the diversity of ideas. Yet a dwindling number of media conglomerates — significantly American controlled — are increasingly herding consumers toward very profitable “blockbuster” films, books, and recordings at the expense of independent and alterna ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Douglas & McIntyre
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I liked this book a lot, especially learning about how hard it is to get a project developed in Hollywood, the sheer volume of U.S. culture that's exported elsewhere and what various countries are doing to combat it. I particularly liked the section about public broadcasters. I had it on my shelf for years and I wish I'd read it sooner.
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