2022 – Book – The Political Economy of Hollywood

I have recently published a book, titled "The political economy of Hollywood: Capitalist power and cultural production". It is the most comprehensive publication of my political economic research on the Hollywood film business. The book contains new and updated empirical research on the Hollywood film business, both domestically and internationally. Notably, I retrieved a large … Continue reading 2022 – Book – The Political Economy of Hollywood

#157 General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait. Dir., Barbet Schroeder

Barbet Schroeder's documentary is filled with scene after scene of Idi Amin rambling. During one of them he claims that he once ran one hundred meters in 9.8 seconds. If true, Amin would have set the men's sprinting record decades before this time was officially recorded by Maurice Greene in 1999. Compared to Idi Amin's … Continue reading #157 General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait. Dir., Barbet Schroeder

Making culture rational … with power

A survey of academic writing on the business of culture will show that authors seldomly restrain themselves from making predictions or giving recommendations to the hypothetical economic actor. This offering of future-oriented arguments to an audience should not be surprising. The disciplines of economics, business, management studies and public policy teach people to theorize market … Continue reading Making culture rational … with power