Commerce in Culture: States and Markets in the World Film Trade

  • Authors
  • Andrew J. Flibbert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Politics of Cultural Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrew J. Flibbert
      Pages 3-16
    3. Andrew J. Flibbert
      Pages 17-32
  3. States, Markets, and Competition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Andrew J. Flibbert
      Pages 35-67
    3. Andrew J. Flibbert
      Pages 69-99
    4. Andrew J. Flibbert
      Pages 101-132
  4. National Responses to Globalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Andrew J. Flibbert
      Pages 135-161
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-229

About this book


Commerce in Culture is an innovative study of how states have responded to the globalization of the film sector. Concerned with more than film content or substance, the book exposes the ongoing political and economic struggles that shape cultural production and trade in the world. The historical focus is on Hollywood's engagement with rivals and partners in two leading developing countries, Egypt and Mexico, beginning with the birth of their national film industries in the late 1920s. State and market institutions evolved differently in each context, acting like national prisms to mediate international competition and produce distinctive results. As filmmaking has become a dynamic focal point in the new economy, Commerce in Culture reveals a vital but neglected part of the global terrain.


competition Engagement film globalization Hollywood

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