Cross-border Cultural Production: Economic Runaway Or Globalization?

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Janet Wasko, Mary Erickson
Cambria Press, 2008 - Business & Economics - 382 pages
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This volume addresses issues revolving around the production of mediated cultural products across borders. More specifically, the authors consider cross-border cultural production in the film and television industries and how it affects and is affected by media centers, and, more recently, established production locations. The film and television industries have long been recognized as playing important economic, political and cultural roles. And while it could be argued that, historically, these forms of cultural production often have been international endeavors, the choice of production sites has become an especially contentious issue during the last few decades as global production has expanded. While some factions, notably from the US film and television industries, refer to this issue as "runaway production," this book looks at this issue in a much broader look at the implications and consequences of this phenomenon. Basically, cross-border production involves the expansion of production away from traditional centers, whether to other countries or to other locations within the same country. Thus, this study covers a wide range of issues involving economic and political considerations, as well as creative and aesthetic decision-making. This is an important book for those in communication, international business, and economics.

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Wasko s teaching areas include the political economy of communications, media theories and international communication issues. She is author, co-author or editor of 19 books including Understanding Disney: The Manufacture of Fantasy;Dazzled by Disney: The Global Disney Audience Project; and The Handbook for Political Economy of Communications. She is currently serving as the President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research.

MARY ERICKSON formerly worked as an investigator and paralegal. With her children now grown, she devotes her time to writing, painting, and hiking. Mary lives with her husband, Alex, at the foot of the Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction, Colorado . Prior works include a suspense novel, Ten Times Have the Lilies Blown.

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