Publication Type

Magazine Article

Publication Date

6-2006

Abstract

Mediation has made it to Hollywood. The opening scene of the romantic comedy The Wedding Crashers (2005) features a hilarious attempt at divorce mediation. The mediation scene does not demonstrate any mediation skills to be emulated and the film itself, apart from the opening scene, has nothing to do with mediation. Nevertheless one cannot ignore the power of the borderless dream machine called Hollywood. The Hollywood film industry does more than export films and fantasies around the world; it is a driving force in the globalisation of the themes with which it deals. When mediation becomes one of those themes — albeit fleetingly — it is on its way to becoming a globalised concept.

Keywords

Mediation, globalization, technology

Discipline

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

Research Areas

Dispute Resolution

Publication

ADR Bulletin: The Monthly Newsletter on Dispute Resolution

Volume

8

Issue

9

First Page

169

Last Page

174

ISSN

1440-4540

Publisher

Bond University

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol8/iss9/1/

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