Distribution and Media Flows
Cultural Politics | Duke University Press | Published : 2005
While production, text and audience have been extensively covered by media and cultural studies scholars, the study of distribution is in its infancy. This essay argues that the distributive moment of the media cycle - incorporating delivery to audience, business-to-business distribution and the redistribution of profits and information derived from audiences - is critical to an understanding of twenty-first-century cultural politics. It offers an analysis of distribution, and considerations on the politics of alternative modes of distribution.