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Audiovisual Industries and Diversity: Economics and Policies in the Digital Era

This book reflects critically on issues of diversity, access, and the expansion of digital technologies in audiovisual 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 audiovisual 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.

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Audiovisual Industries and Diversity: Economics and Policies in the Digital Era

ISBN: 9781138384453| Hardback | 210 Pages| £115.00| March 26, 2019

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About the Editors:

Luis A. Albornoz is Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Audiovisual 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 Studies

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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