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Author Grieveson, Lee, 1969- author

Title Cinema and the wealth of nations : media, capital, and the liberal world system / Lee Grieveson
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
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Contents The silver screen and the gold standard -- The Panama Caper -- Empire of liberty -- Liberty bonds -- The State of extension -- The work of film in the age of Fordist mechanization -- The Pan-American road to happiness and friendship -- Highways of Empire -- League of corporations -- The silver chains of mimesis -- The golden harvest of the silver screen -- Welfare media -- The world of tomorrow' today!
Summary "Cinema and the Wealth of Nations explores how media principally in the form of cinema was used during the interwar years by elite institutions to establish and sustain forms of liberal political economy beneficial to their interests. It examines the media produced and circulated by institutions such as states, corporations, and investment banks, as well as the emergence of a corporate media industry and system supported by state policy and integral to the establishment of a new consumer system. Lee Grieveson sketches a genealogy of the use of media to encode liberal political and economic power across the period that saw the United States eclipse Britain as the globally hegemonic power and the related inauguration of new forms of liberal economic globalization. But this is not a distant history. Cinema and the Wealth of Nations examines a foundational conjuncture in the establishment of media forms and a media system instrumental in, and structural to, the emergence and expansion of a world system that has been--and continues to be--brutally violent, unequal, and destructive."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Capitalism and mass media.
Industrial films -- United States.
Motion pictures and globalization.
Motion pictures in propaganda -- United States.
Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017022858
ISBN 0520965345 (electronic bk.)
9780520965348 (electronic bk.)
(cloth : alk. paper)