Industries and Cultural Heritage: Analysis and Trends


We study the term “cultural industry” from a broad perspective that involves the production of cultural goods and services in a non-restrictive and inclusive manner (from popular manifestations to the so-called “high culture”). Its study covers production generated through traditional sectors such as editorial print, analogue or advertising audiovisual, but also via digital media such as newspapers and online magazines, digital transmission of radio and television programs, social networks, sound and film production, etc. Its contents can be educational, artistic, informative and based on entertainment. These can be considered from the following points of view: emission (authorial democratization), reception (new reading canons, coexistence of different types of receptors and audiences), support (convergent platforms), supporting codes (fragmented, inter-texts favoring), representations (new realities, tempo-spatial breaks) and contexts.

We study these industries as an enabling tool for sustainable development that involves various disciplines such as history, political science, economics, literature, communication, design, marketing, ethics, sociology, education, among others. We use the cultural framework proposed by UNESCO: (1) cultural heritage; (2) printing and literature; (3) music; (4) performing arts; (5) phonographic media; (6) audiovisual media; (7) socio-cultural activities; (8) sports and games and (9) environment and nature.

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• Writing and memoirs
• Identity and discourse
• Art
• History and culture
• Cultural and creative industries
• Culture and urban spaces


María de la Cruz Castro Ricalde (SNI Member - Level II)


Andrés Roberto Barradas Gurruchaga
Diego Zavala Scherer
Eduardo Enrique Parrilla Sotomayor
Francisco Javier Martínez Garza
Lillian Briseño Senosiain
Jacob Israel Bañuelos Capistrán
Maximiliano Maza Pérez
Pol Popovic Karic
Roberto Domínguez Cáceres
Salvador Leetoy López


Adjunct Researchers

Aleksandra Krstikj
Carlos Alfonso Garduño Comparán
Claudia Reyes Trigos
Donna Marie Kabalen Vanek
Juan Manuel Falcón Meraz
Laila Hotait Salas
Lucrecia Pérez Echazabal
María Teresa Mijares Cervantes
Rubén Arnoldo González Macías

External Researchers

Daniel Jorge Sanabria Barrios
Raquel Molina Herrera


Carlos Gerardo Zermeño
Juan Gerardo Allera Mercadillo
Katia Larissa Jasso
Rafael Eduardo García González
Ricardo Hernández Delval
Roberto Enrique Ruiz Ruiz

Irwin, Robert Mckee y Maricruz Castro Ricalde. 2013. Global Mexican Cinema. Its Golden Age. London: BFI, Palgrave Macmillan.
Blanca López de Mariscal y Donna Kabalen Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, Vol. IX. Arte Público Press, University of Houston, November 30, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-55885-755-1.
Gonzalez, Rubén A. 2013. New players, same old game. Change and continuity in Mexican Journalism. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing
Verduzco Garza, Raúl. 2014. Memoria y resistencia: representaciones de la subjetividad en la novela latinoamericana de fin de siglo. México: Bonilla Artigas, Tecnológico de Monterrey.