Broadly defined, the notion of culture industries refers to the production, circulation, distribution, and promotion of cultural texts, including those by the music, film, publishing, television, Internet, advertising, and marketing industries. Such industries necessarily assemble a range of agents, including creative artists, producers, journalists, animators, designers, prin ters, editors, archivists, engineers, technicians, promoters, managers, audiences, fans, consumers, and users. For contemporary capitalist economies, the activities of such agents are understood to be increasingly significant, particularly because it has been widely observed that in economic life there is an expanded role for culture and creative industries (that the capitalist economy is becoming a cultural economy) and because culture has emerged as a significant site of capitalist innovation and value creation. Yet while the role of the ...

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