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Global Entertainment Media: A Critical Introduction

By Lee Artz

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

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 above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: Global Entertainment Media: A Critical Introduction
Author: Lee Artz
Published: 2015
Pages: 280
: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 978-1-118-95543-7

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