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More than just music: the seven dimensions of the Eurovision Song Contest

  • Irving Wolther (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0261143011000511
  • Published online: 01 February 2012
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The Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) is one of the most-watched entertainment programmes in Europe. Apparent national differences in using the show as an instrument for national-cultural representation can be explained by reducing its complexity to seven essential and interconnected ‘dimensions of meaning’.

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W. Schweiger , and H.-B. Brosius 2003. ‘Eurovision Song Contest – Beeinflussen Nachrichtenfaktoren die Punktevergabe durch das Publikum?’, Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 51/2, pp. 271–94

L. Spierdijk , and M. Vellekoop 2009. ‘The structure of bias in peer voting systems: lessons from the Eurovision Song Contest’, Empirical Economics, 36, pp. 403–25

G. Yair , and D. Maman 1996. ‘The persistent structure of hegemony in the Eurovision Song Contest’, Acta Sociologica, 39/3, 309–25

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