Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-2006

Abstract

In this article, I explore the sociality of cultural industries by analyzing the film industry in Hong Kong. In particular, the social networks and relationships at multiple scales – across national boundaries, within local settings and on production sets – are examined, revealing their critical role in contributing to the health of the film industry. The risks faced at various steps of the production, marketing and distribution process are ameliorated by trust relations, built up through time between social actors in spontaneous ways. While Hong Kong cultural policy in part seeks to create the social and spatial contexts within which social networks may develop, most cultural workers are doubtful about the efficacy of policy in influencing often intangible, inchoate relationships.

Keywords

film industry, risk, trust, social networks, cultural policy, Hong Kong

Discipline

Asian Studies | Sociology of Culture

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

International Journal of Cultural Policy

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

61

Last Page

76

ISSN

1028-6632

Identifier

10.1080/10286630500067812

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles

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://doi.org./10.1080/10286630500067812

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