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Conflicted Union: Culture, Economics And European Union Media Policy, Daphney Pernola Barr Dec 2014

Conflicted Union: Culture, Economics And European Union Media Policy, Daphney Pernola Barr

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The constant tension between internal market development and cultural preservation remain within European Union audiovisual media services regulatory policy. While market harmonization and liberalization are key to developing a formidable European media market, the preservation of and promotion of ‘European-ness’ depends upon the protection of cultural diversity, a necessity for a confederation of 27 sovereign nation-states with distinct cultures and languages. It may not currently be possible to reconcile the intrinsic duality of audiovisual media through EU regulatory policy mechanisms. However, a regulatory policy clearly that addresses the potential of cultural harmonization/economic liberalization conflict, that explicitly connects the EU ...


All Kids Out Of The Pool!: Brand Identity, Television Animations, And Adult Audience Of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, Hye Jin Lee May 2013

All Kids Out Of The Pool!: Brand Identity, Television Animations, And Adult Audience Of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, Hye Jin Lee

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This dissertation examines Adult Swim, Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, which has developed into one of the most popular entertainment brands for adults. Expressing and shaping adult sensibilities of the time Adult Swim has been able to become the most popular cable network for (male) adults 18 to 34 years old. Launched in 2001, Adult Swim emerged at a moment in the U.S. when technological developments were changing the television landscape and the meaning of adulthood was fervently being discussed in the media as assumptions and realities of adult life continued to be in conflict. The goal of ...