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Audio-Visual Industries and Diversity

Economics and Policies in the Digital Era, 1st Edition

Edited by Luis A. Albornoz, Ma. Trinidad García Leiva

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Description

This book reflects critically on issues of diversity, access, and the expansion of digital technologies in audio-visual industries, particularly in terms of economics and policies.

 It brings together specialists in cultural diversity and media industries, presenting an international and interdisciplinary collection of essays that draw from different fields of studies – notably Communication, Economics, Political Science and Law. Among the topics discussed are: the principle of diversity as a goal of cultural and communication policies, the assessment of the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity, free trade agreements and the conception of cultural goods and services they advance, the challenges faced by the production, circulation and consumption of cultural content through the Internet, the role algorithms play in the organization and functioning of online platforms, Netflix and the hegemony of global media. The approach is a critical understanding of audio-visual diversity, that aims to transcend specific issues like media ownership, ideas portrayed or modes of consumption as such, to focus on a more balanced distribution of communicative power.

This volume is an essential read for scholars and researchers in Communication Studies, Economy of Culture, International Relations and International Law, as well as policy makers, journalists specialized in media and culture, and managers of public and private institutions involved in the development of cultural and communication policies. Postgraduate students will find it a key reference point.

Table of Contents

Table of contents

Foreword, Toby Miller

Editors’ Introduction

Chapter 1. Audio-visual industries and diversity in the digital age: overview of an on-going debate, Mª Trinidad García Leiva and Luis A. Albornoz

Chapter 2. Protecting and promoting audio-visual diversity: the UNESCO Convention on cultural diversity and the challenges of the digital environment, Luis A. Albornoz

Chapter 3. Cultural Diversity in the Country of Cultural Exception, Philippe Bouquillion

Chapter 4. From Global Media Giants to Global Internet Giants: Reflections on Media Diversity, Janet Wasko

Chapter 5. Reevaluating the Long Tail: Implications for Audio-visual Diversity on the Internet, Philip M. Napoli

Chapter 6. Online platforms and cultural diversity in the audiovisual sectors: a combined look at concentration and algorithms, Heritiana Ranaivoson

Chapter 7. Digital Trade and Cultural Policy Nexus: A Challenge for the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the Creative Economy, Michèle Rioux and Felipe Verdugo

Chapter 8. European Union Trade Agreements and Cultural Exception in the Digital Age, Lilian Richieri Hanania

Chapter 9. Cultural Policy in the time of Digital Disruption: the case of Creative Canada, Charles H. Davis and Emilia Zboralska

Chapter 10. Cultural Diversity and Regulation in Brazil: the Debate about the On-Demand Audio-visual Market, Leonardo De Marchi and João Martins Ladeira

Chapter 11. Audio-visual Diversity in the Digital Era: Trends and Prospects, Luis A. Albornoz and Mª Trinidad García Leiva

 

 

 

About the Editors

Luis A. Albornoz is Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Audio-visual Communication, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain. Researcher at the Argentinian Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). Founding partner and former president (2007-2013) of the international scientific association Latin Union of Political Economy of Information, Communication and Culture (ULEPICC).

Mª Trinidad García Leiva is Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain. She has been a visiting researcher at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow (2009) and the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford (2005). Co-Director, with Professor Albornoz, of the research group on Audiovisual Diversity.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Media and Cultural Industries

This series highlights recent scholarship in the study of media and cultural industries. Encompassing issues of production, policy, distribution, and consumption, it provides researchers with an essential resource for key ideas, innovations, and debates in the field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUS070060
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications Industries
LAN004000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
POL038000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies