Urban Iconography Made Material: the 'Wellywood sign' episode in comparative perspective

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dc.contributor.author Perry, Nicholas en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-19T20:42:46Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation Australian Journal of Communication 38(3):139-151 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 0811-6202 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/17413 en
dc.description.abstract The point of departure for this paper is the skirmish provoked by the proposal to erect a 'Wellywood' sign near Wellington 5 airport. This is viewed in the context of the more-or-Iess unopposed claims that 'New Zealand is Middle Earth' and 'Wellington is Hobbitown' and the subsequent dispute between the actors' union and a de facto coalition of Weta Digital, Warner Brothers, and the New Zealand government. That skirmish is interpreted as a critical incident that is revelatory of that field of forces characteristic of the culture wars. More generally, it is illustrative of how iconic features of the urban environment can be made 'good to think with'. en
dc.publisher Australian Journal of Communication en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Australian Journal of Communication en
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dc.title Urban Iconography Made Material: the 'Wellywood sign' episode in comparative perspective en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 139 en
pubs.volume 38 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Australian Journal of Communication en
pubs.author-url http://discover-decouvrir.cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/article/?id=19519392 en
pubs.end-page 151 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 335282 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-03-27 en

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