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Title chapter: The Spanish Contribution to the Study of Cultural Industries. The First Steps
Author: Montse Bonet
Keywords: Cultural Industries, Communication, Culture, Political Economy of Communication and Culture, Spain
Abstract: Between the introduction of the term “culture industry” in the late 1940s by German thinkers as Adorno and Horkheimer, and the promotion of the concept “creative industries” at the end of the past century, a group of French scholars developed complementing critical approaches in the 1970s that offered a platform for a robust, specific theoretical approach that Spanish authors would further develop. The article offers a review of the most relevant contributions of these authors, focussing on the Spanish ones. To do this, an exhaustive bibliographical review was carried out and two principal Spanish representatives were interviewed.
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