Tanner Mirrlees – The US Empire’s Culture Industry

The US Empire’s Culture Industry Toronto — 20 October 2016. View on www.slideshare.net   From Katy Perry training alongside US Marines in a music video, to the global box-office mastery of the US military-supported Transformers franchise, it’s clear that the US national security state is a dominant force in global media culture. How and why is … Watch video »

The US Empire’s Culture Industry

Toronto — 20 October 2016.

 

From Katy Perry training alongside US Marines in a music video, to the global box-office mastery of the US military-supported Transformers franchise, it’s clear that the US national security state is a dominant force in global media culture. How and why is this so?

This book covers the production, profit and power of US Empire’s culture industry — a nexus between the US state and globalizing media firms and the source of entertainments that promote US Empire as a way of life around the world.

Introduction by Greg Albo.

  • Tanner Mirrlees, Assistant Professor of Communication and Digital Media Studies, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
  • Scott Forsyth, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Arts, York University.

The launch was co-sponsored by the Centre for Social Justice, the Global Labour Research Centre, the Socialist Project, and Union for Democratic Communication.