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Title:Runaway Film Production: A Critical History of Hollywood's Outsourcing Discourse
Author(s):Yale, Camille K.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Nerone, John C.
Department / Program:Communications
Discipline:Communications
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):History, Modern
Abstract:Through extensive archival research, this dissertation critically examines the history of runaway production, from its introduction in postwar Hollywood to its present use in describing the development of highly competitive television and film production industries in Canada. From a political economic perspective, I argue that the history of runaway production demonstrates how Hollywood's multinational media corporations have leveraged production work to cultivate goodwill and industry-friendly trade policies across global media markets. More critically, I argue that the history of runaway production tells the story of the development of a Hollywood labor diaspora: a globally dispersed labor force bound by a common cultural identity as Hollywood labor, but divided by their unequal relationship to the discursive mythology of Hollywood as the industry's authentic "homeland."
Issue Date:2010
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:268 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/86608
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3455795
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2010


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