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Introduction

ByGeoff King

How exactly independence should be defined is, unsurprisingly, the first topic to be tackled in this collection, both generally and in debates about differences that might be marked by the use of particular terms such as ‘independent’, ‘indie’ or ‘Indiewood’. In the first two contributions, Janet Staiger begins by offering a basis on which to establish distinctions between more general and more specific uses of these terms, while Yannis Tzioumakis suggests an historical movement from independent to indie and subsequently to Indiewood.