The Political Economy of Disney

The Cultural Capitalism of Hollywood

  • Alexandre Bohas

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alexandre Bohas
    Pages 1-14
  3. Alexandre Bohas
    Pages 15-60
  4. Alexandre Bohas
    Pages 101-140
  5. Alexandre Bohas
    Pages 141-178
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    Pages 179-187
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 189-224

About this book


This book sheds new light on the socio-economic impact of multinational corporations. Combining Cultural Studies and International Political Economy, it provides a revealing analysis of the Walt Disney Company, and by extension the wider Hollywood studio system. It does so by examining the cultural and economic forces powering the industry's expansion, the 'civilisation' that Disney disseminates, and the various ways that societies beyond the USA have adopted facets of the Hollywood productions to which they are exposed. Identifying both the strengths and the weaknesses of these transnational firms, it demonstrates the significance of their contribution to American power and predominance.


Multinational corporations Entertainment Cultural political economy Cultural Studies USA Power capitalism economics economy International Political Economy Nation political economy politics social science Transnational

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexandre Bohas
    • 1
  1. 1.Université Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneParisFrance

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