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European Cinemas in the Television Age$
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Dorota Ostrowska and Graham Roberts

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748623082

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623082.001.0001

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Introduction: A Cultural Ecology of Film and Television in Europe

Introduction: A Cultural Ecology of Film and Television in Europe

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(p.1) 1. Introduction: A Cultural Ecology of Film and Television in Europe
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European Cinemas in the Television Age
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Dorota Ostrowska

Graham Roberts

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623082.003.0001

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to chart the similarities and differences – even convergences – between the media in a period roughly bracketed by the end of World War II in Europe and the present day (where we begin to take cogniscence of at least the possibility of a post-cinema and post-TV world). It then discusses the so-called ‘political economy’ of the relationship of film and TV in Europe in the second half of the twentieth century, and the notion of ‘cultural ecology’.

Keywords:   media, television, film, cultural ecology, political economy

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