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Processing Fads and Fashions: An Organization-Set Analysis of Cultural Industry Systems
  • P. Hirsch
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 January 1972
Organizations engaged in the production and mass distribution of "cultural" items are often confronted by highly uncertain environments at their input and output boundaries. This paper outlines theExpand
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Social Movements, Field Frames, and Industry Emergence: A Cultural-Political Perspective
This article examines how social movements contribute to institutional change and the creation of new industries. We build on current efforts to bridge institutional and social movement perspectivesExpand
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Umbrella Advocates Versus Validity Police: a Life-Cycle Model
The rise and fall of organizational effectiveness, an "umbrella construct" once at the forefront of organizational theory, is traced through four life-cycle stages: emerging excitement, the validityExpand
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The Discourse of Globalization: Framing and Sensemaking of an Emerging Concept
While the literature on framing has importantly expanded our understanding of frame creation and contests from an interpretive point of view, previous studies have largely neglected the structuralExpand
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Ending the Family Quarrel
Over the past couple of decades, research in organizational sociology has shifted away from the contextual richness of action perspectives toward more structuralist paradigms. DiMaggio and Powell'sExpand
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From Ambushes to Golden Parachutes: Corporate Takeovers as an Instance of Cultural Framing and Institutional Integration
  • P. Hirsch
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 January 1986
Ownership contests for control of large American corporations have become increasingly problematic and public with the advent of the "hostile takeover." This article examines the diffusion of thisExpand
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Television as a cultural forum: Implications for research∗
(1983). Television as a cultural forum: Implications for research. Quarterly Review of Film Studies: Vol. 8, The Economic and Political Structure of American Television, pp. 45-55.
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The “Scary World” of the Nonviewer and Other Anomalies
This article critically examines the statistical evidence presented by Gerbner et al. to support their assertion that television-viewing “cultivates” distorted perceptions of the “real world.” InExpand
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