In this theoretical article I propose a critique of the techno-utopian claims about the thoroughly “globalizing” effects of the Internet, showing the different ways in which the national is still relevant for the cultural industries. I propose an alternative definition of barriers to communication that shows how the Internet mostly influenced the barriers of temporality but has not resolved the question of language and cultural barriers. I also show some re-localizing and renationalizing present tendencies in the Internet linked to the personalization of content that include geo-localized content and the rise of the “real name web”.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cultural Industries and the Permanence of the National in the Internet Era|
|Journal||Les enjeux de l'information et de la communication|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Cultural industries
- Communication barriers