Popular Entertainment Studies Special Focus Issue

11 October, 2015

A new edition of Popular Entertainment Studies Vol 6:2 (September 2015) has just been published and we invite you to view it online at:


This special focus issue, titled: “Negotiating Entertainment Business: theatrical brokers at the turn of the 20th Century,” brings together research first aired at the international symposium, Cultural Brokers: Nomenclature, Knowledge and Negotiations of (Performance) Agents, Managers and Impresarios (1850-1930), convened at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich in late 2014. Articles in the volume are as follows:

Christopher Balme, “Managing Theatre and Cinema in Colonial India: Maurice E. Bandmann, J. F. Madan and the War Films’ Controversy”

meLê yamomo, “Broker Sonic Modernities: migrant Manila musicians in the Asia Pacific 1881-1948”

Tracy C. Davis, “International Advocacy for Fire Prevention: calculating risk and brokering best practices in theatres”

Louis S. Pahlow, “Industrialised Music Brokers as Competing Market Players: the administration of music rights in German (ca. 1870-1930)”

The Editorial for this specially focus issue is by Nic Leonhardt.

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