The Cultural Industries in Canada: Problems, Policies and Prospects

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This book examines the state of Canada's cultural industries--book, periodical and newspaper publishing, radio and television broadcasting, sound recording, filmmaking and video production--in the final years of the twentieth century.

Fourteen authors describe the history, structure, markets, technologies and policy framework of each industry. Many of their essays also examine the role that the industries play in delivering Canadian cultural products to Canadian audiences, tracing the profound influence they exercise in the life of the nation.

Offering detailed analysis and statistical profiles, The Cultural Industries in Canada presents a unique portrait of this key sector of the economy.

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MICHAEL DORLAND teaches at the School of Journalism and Communications at Carleton University.


"...a useful and important book." (R. Brian Woodrow)

"...this book makes a significant contribution, and will be a standard point of reference for students of Canadian culture and critics of policy alike. Additionally, the work will have an added historical position; it may well be one of the last major works of its kind that could take advantage of up-to-date 'Culture Industries' documents produced by Statistics Canada." (Charles Acland Canadian Journal of Communication)

"Indeed [... the book (with its fine bibliography) constitutes an excellent summary of both history and the state of play; aside from its value as a reference work, it is definitely worth reading for the numerous, telling observations which one would expect from its highly expert authors. Overall, Dorland deserves our thanks for an excellent volume." (William Metcalfe American Journal of Canadian Studies) anthology that brings together a range of views and expertise
Without exception, the articles are well researched and well documented (Zoe Druick TOPIA)

"...editor Michael Dorland has kept in plain view the ambiguous influences of Canadian communications and cultural policy on the Canadian identity. It examines the history of the cultural industries in Canada, along with the policy decisions that have guided their development." (Marco Adria Journal of Canadian Studies)

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ISBN 10:  1550284940 ISBN 13:  9781550284942
Publisher: Lorimer, 1996