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The Black Culture Industry by Ellis Cashmore

Title The Black Culture Industry
Author Ellis Cashmore
Publisher Routledge
Release 2006-06-07
Category Social Science
Total Pages 216
ISBN 1134809387
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Cashmore's controversial study argues that black culture has been converted into a commodity, usually in the interests of white owned corporations. Using detailed studies of the marketing of Motown, Michael Jackson and the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Cashmore suggests that inflating the significance of this commodified 'black culture' may actually be counter-productive in the struggle for racial justice.

The Black Culture Industry by Ellis Cashmore

Title The Black Culture Industry
Author Ellis Cashmore
Publisher Routledge
Release 2006-06-07
Category Social Science
Total Pages 216
ISBN 1134809379
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Cashmore's controversial study argues that black culture has been converted into a commodity, usually in the interests of white owned corporations. Using detailed studies of the marketing of Motown, Michael Jackson and the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Cashmore suggests that inflating the significance of this commodified 'black culture' may actually be counter-productive in the struggle for racial justice.

Title Hollywood Cultural dimensions ideology identity and cultural industry studies
Author Thomas Schatz
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release 2003-12
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 1680
ISBN 9780415281355
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Hollywood' as a concept applies variously to a particular film style, a factory-based mode of film production, a cartel of powerful media institutions and a national (and increasingly global) 'way of seeing'. It is a complex social, cultural and industrial phenomenon and is arguably the single most important site of cultural production over the past century. This collection brings together journal articles, published essays, book chapters and excerpts which explore Hollywood as a social, economic, industrial, aesthetic and political force, and as a complex historical entity.

Title Salman Rushdie in the Cultural Marketplace
Author Ana Cristina Mendes
Publisher Routledge
Release 2016-03-23
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 208
ISBN 1317059719
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Taking up the roles that Salman Rushdie himself has assumed as a cultural broker, gatekeeper, and mediator in various spheres of public production, Ana Cristina Mendes situates his work in terms of the contemporary production, circulation, and consumption of postcolonial texts within the workings of the cultural industries. Mendes pays particular attention to Rushdie as a public performer across various creative platforms, not only as a novelist and short story writer, but also as a public intellectual, reviewer, and film critic. Mendes argues that how a postcolonial author becomes personally and professionally enmeshed in the dealings of the cultural industries is of particular relevance at a time when the market is strictly regulated by a few multinational corporations. She contends that marginality should not be construed exclusively as a basis for understanding Rushdie’s work, since a critical grounding in marginality will predictably involve a reproduction of the traditional postcolonial binaries of oppressor/oppressed and colonizer/colonized that the writer subverts. Rather, she seeks to expand existing interpretations of Rushdie’s work, itineraries, and frameworks in order to take into account the actual conditions of postcolonial cultural production and circulation within a marketplace that is global in both orientation and effects.

Popular Culture by Raiford Guins

Title Popular Culture
Author Raiford Guins
Publisher SAGE
Release 2005-05-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 549
ISBN 9780761974727
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Popular Culture: A Reader helps students understand the pervasive role of popular culture and the processes that constitute it as a product of industry, an intellectual object of inquiry, and an integral component of all our lives. The volume is divided into 7 thematic sections, and each section is preceded by an introduction which engages with, and critiques, the chapters that follow. The book contains classic writings from all the 'big names;' plenty of contemporary cultural references that will appeal to students, including skateboarding, hip hop, fashion (Tommy Hilfiger, vintage) websites, Star Trek, Disney, etc; material organized in a skills-focused and learning-focused way; strong pedagogic features throughout, making this an excellent classroom text; pieces drawing on diverse national, disciplinary and subdisciplinary contexts; and sensitivity to issues of gender, race and sexuality.

Rethinking Cultural Policy by Jim McGuigan

Title Rethinking Cultural Policy
Author Jim McGuigan
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Release 2004-03-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 192
ISBN 0335226426
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“a fascinating, thorough and expertly argued discussion of the modes and practices of cultural policy in an increasingly globalized and neoliberal world.” European Journal of Communication Rethinking Cultural Policy addresses issues concerning culture, economy and power in the age of new-liberal globalization. It examines how public cultural policies have been rationalized in the past and how they are being rethought. Arguing that the study of culture and policy should not be confined to prevailing governmental agendas, the book offers a distinctive and independent analysis of cultural policy. The book examines a wide range of issues in cultural policy and blends a close reading of key theories with case studies. Topics covered include: Branding culture and exploitation The state, market and civil society How visitor attractions such as London's Millennium Dome are used for national aggrandizement and corporate business purposes Cultural development, diversity and ecological tourism in poorer parts of the world This is the ideal introduction to contemporary cultural policy for undergraduate students in culture and media studies, sociology of culture, politics, arts administration and cultural management courses, as well as postgraduates and researchers.

Title Race and the Cultural Industries
Author Anamik Saha
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2018-01-08
Category Social Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1509505342
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Studies of race and media are dominated by textual approaches that explore the politics of representation. But there is little understanding of how and why representations of race in the media take the shape that they do. How, one might ask, is race created by cultural industries? In this important new book, Anamik Saha encourages readers to focus on the production of representations of racial and ethnic minorities in film, television, music and the arts. His interdisciplinary approach combines critical media studies and media industries research with postcolonial studies and critical race perspectives to reveal how political economic forces and legacies of empire shape industrial cultural production and, in turn, media discourses around race. Race and the Cultural Industries is required reading for students and scholars of media and cultural studies, as well as anyone interested in why historical representations of 'the Other' persist in the media and how they are to be challenged.

Title The Culture Industry Information and Capitalism
Author C. Bolaño
Publisher Springer
Release 2015-04-28
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 273
ISBN 1137480777
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawing on Marxist theory and concepts, as well as on various theoretical contributions developed by prominent political economists, Bolaño develops a unique approach to understanding the culture industry, offering an interesting intervention in debates surrounding media and communication.

Black Culture Inc by Patricia A. Banks

Title Black Culture Inc
Author Patricia A. Banks
Publisher Stanford University Press
Release 2022-04-19
Category Social Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1503631257
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A surprising and fascinating look at how Black culture has been leveraged by corporate America. Open the brochure for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and you'll see logos for corporations like American Express. Visit the website for the Apollo Theater, and you'll notice acknowledgments to corporations like Coca Cola and Citibank. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, owe their very existence to large corporate donations from companies like General Motors. And while we can easily make sense of the need for such funding to keep cultural spaces afloat, less obvious are the reasons that corporations give to them. In Black Culture, Inc., Patricia A. Banks interrogates the notion that such giving is completely altruistic, and argues for a deeper understanding of the hidden transactions being conducted that render corporate America dependent on Black culture. Drawing on a range of sources, such as public relations and advertising texts on corporate cultural patronage and observations at sponsored cultural events, Banks argues that Black cultural patronage profits firms by signaling that they value diversity, equity, and inclusion. By functioning in this manner, support of Black cultural initiatives affords these companies something called "diversity capital," an increasingly valuable commodity in today's business landscape. While this does not necessarily detract from the social good that cultural patronage does, it reveals its secret cost: ethnic community support may serve to obscure an otherwise poor track record with social justice. Banks deftly weaves innovative theory with detailed observations and a discerning critical gaze at the various agendas infiltrating memorials, museums, and music festivals meant to celebrate Black culture. At a time when accusations of discriminatory practices are met with immediate legal and social condemnation, the insights offered here are urgent and necessary.

The Expediency of Culture by George Yúdice

Title The Expediency of Culture
Author George Yúdice
Publisher Duke University Press
Release 2003
Category History
Total Pages 466
ISBN 9780822331681
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

DIVDeals with global flows of capital, information and popular culture, questions of hybridity, identity politics, postcoloniality and the state, with a focus on Latin America./div