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Catering for Whom?: The Problematic Ethos of Audiovisual Distribution Online
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7353-4172
2015 (English)In: Besides the Screen: Moving Images through Distribution, Promotion and Curation / [ed] Virginia Crisp & Gabriel Menotti Gonring, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 1, 65-84 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this chapter is to make some general conclusions from recently conducted fieldwork on one of the world’s most comprehen- sive, but also selective, communities for film swapping; I have chosen to omit the name of this community out of concern for its members. Specialist torrent sites like these are unregulated in that they are not sanctioned by the copyright industry – yet, internally, they remain highly regulated. The chapter provides an overview and a discussion of these sites, and the way these are integrated in a wider economy of film circulation, user agency, knowledge and affects. In theorizing my findings, I mainly draw on theories of culture and sociality outlined by Pierre Bourdieu. 

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 1. 65-84 p.
Keyword [en]
film distribution, BitTorrent, online community, archives, habitus, justification
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Cultural Studies Studies on Film Media Studies
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26708ISBN: 978-1-137-47101-7 (print)OAI: diva2:796727
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2015-03-20 Created: 2015-03-20 Last updated: 2015-04-28Bibliographically approved

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