The worldwide success of Turkish soap operas has prompted many scholars to argue on the contribution of these cultural products to the county’s soft power abroad. Based on the data gathered during my survey on the reception of Turkish soap operas by Greeks, I examine the limits of the notion of soft power.Continue reading “IMPERIALIST FANTASIES AND POPULAR CULTURE: THE CASE OF TURKISH TV SOAPS”
By Hans Abbing
Respect for art is high, also among those who do not consume serious art, though subsidy cuts testify of a decreasing respect for the “serious arts”. In spite of cuts, the so-called “excellent art”, like the very costly performances of certain high-end opera companies, continues to receive much public support —support of which almost exclusively well-to-do people profit. The performances are sometimes innovative, but not more than most of the less costly performances.
By Georgios Alaveras, Estrella Gomez-Herrera and Bertin Martens
This paper explores new data sources on multilateral trade in films among EU countries and with the USA in offline cinema and in online video-on-demand distribution. We observe variations in trade patterns across countries and films and explore how they affect cultural diversity.