Envisioning Media Power develops an original geographical perspective on the nature and exercise of power in the international television economy, focusing on the UK and New Zealand markets, and on their respective relationships with the U.S. market and its globally influential media corporations. In illuminating the fabric of television's international space economy, the book argues that power, knowledge and geography are inseparable not only from one another, but from the process of accumulation of media capital.
Brett Christophers is a research fellow in the Department of Social and Economic Geography at Uppsala University in Sweden.
Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Reflections on Method Part 3 Part I: Knowing the Television Economy Chapter 4 1. Enframing Creativity Chapter 5 2. Television's Economy and the Power of the Geographical Imagination Chapter 6 3. Knowledge Travels Chapter 7 Conclusion to Part I Part 8 Part II: Capitalizing and Circulating Power Chapter 9 4. Power, Scarcity, and a "Spatial Fix" Chapter 10 5. Television's Local Power Relations Chapter 11 6. Power and Program Pricing in International Markets Chapter 12 7. Circuits of Capital Chapter 13 8. Mirrors, Meters, and Media Power Chapter 14 Conclusion to Part II Part 15 Part III: From Space to Place Chapter 16 9. Geopolitics Chapter 17 10. Putting Television in Its Place Chapter 18 11. The Political Economy of Place in Programming Chapter 19 Conclusion to Part III Chapter 20 Coda: Into the Home of Media Power Chapter 21 Closing Remarks