Cross-Border Cultural Production: Economic Runaway or Globalization?

by Janet Wasko and Mary Erickson

About Janet Wasko

Janet Wasko is the Knight Chair for Communication Research at the University of Oregon (USA). She is the author of How Hollywood Works (Sage, 2003), Understanding Disney: The Manufacture of Fantasy (Polity Press/Blackwell, 2001), and Hollywood in the Information Age: Beyond the Silver Screen (Polity Press, 1994), editor of A Companion to Television (Blackwell, 2005) and Dazzled by Disney? The Global Disney Audience Project (Leicester University Press/Continuum, 2001), as well as other volumes on the political economy of communication and democratic media.

About Mary Erickson

Mary Erickson is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. She received an M.A. in Film Studies from Carleton University and a B.A. in Communications and Political Science from the University of Washington. She has worked as a publicist for a nonprofit film arts organization and multiple independent films, and has taught courses in media economics and international communication. Her research interests include: the political economy of the film industry, independent media, film distribution and marketing, globalization, and cultural policy.


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