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Cultural Globalization and Arts Journalism: The International Orientation of Arts and Culture Coverage in Dutch, French, German, and U.S. Newspapers, 1955 to 2005
This article charts key developments and cross-national variations in the coverage of foreign culture (i.e., classical and popular music, dance, film, literature, theater, television, and visualExpand
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Comparing cultural classification: high and popular arts in European and U.S. elite newspapers, 1955-2005
This article seeks to elucidate over time changes and cross-national variations in the status of art forms through a comprehensive content analysis of the coverage given to arts and culture in eliteExpand
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Coping with uncertainty, abundance and strife: decision-making processes of Dutch acquisition editors in the global market for translations
This article analyzes the decision-making processes of Dutch editors involved in the acquisition of translation rights. It situates their actions, first, by mapping the Dutch literary field,Expand
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The sociology of humor
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Cultural Globalization as the Emergence of a Transnational Cultural Field: Transnational Television and National Media Landscapes in Four European Countries
This article analyzes cultural globalization as the emergence of a transnational cultural field, integrating Bourdieusian field theory with globalization theory. Drawing on interview materials andExpand
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Television and taste hierarchy: the case of Dutch television comedy
How are hierarchical relationships between taste cultures possible in a fragmented, popular and accessible medium like television? This article explores this question by looking at relationshipsExpand
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The cosmopolitan tribe of television buyers: Professional ethos, personal taste and cosmopolitan capital in transnational cultural mediation
This article analyses the professional ethos and practices of television buyers in France, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands. During interviews and ethnographic observations, the professional ethosExpand
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Media culture and Internet disaster jokes
The joke cycle about bin Laden and the attack on the World Trade Center is the first cycle of Internet disaster jokes. This article argues that both traditional oral jokes and visual Internet jokesExpand
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Humor Styles and Symbolic Boundaries
Humor is strongly related to group boundaries. Jokes and other humorous utterances often draw on implicit references and inside knowledge; they tend to refer to sensitive topics which may offendExpand
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The Muhammad cartoons and humor research: A collection of essays
Abstract At the 2006 conference of the International Society for Humor Studies (Danish University of Education, Copenhagen), several panels addressed issues raised by the Muhammad cartoon story.Expand
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