A "Featureless" Film Policy: Culture & the Canadian State

Ted Magder


As a burgeoning field of inquiry, the study of what is commonly known as the "culture industry" has explored the increasing concentration and internationalization of capital, new forms of production and consumption, and new forms of state practice in the era of international cultural flows. With a few noteworthy exceptions, however, most of the discussion in Canada has taken place within the discourse of liberal analysis, with the fundamental question being: Should the policy apparatuses of the state be enlisted to defend the so-called "national culture" and reduce dependency on the inflow of foreign - mostly American - products?

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Studies in Political Economy:
Online ISSN 1918-7033
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