Culture Industries

In leisure and consumer societies, what is the relationship between the producer, their audience, the intermediaries (advertisers, agents, etc), protest groups and regulators? This module will examine, from a cross-cultural perspective, the complex linkages that exist in popular culture industries spread across such mediums as music, computer gaming, IRC, film and television with such issues as fashion, values, identity, heritage, deviance, subculture and censorship.

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