The Cultural Industries (3rd Revised edition)

The Cultural Industries (3rd Revised edition)

By: David Hesmondhalgh (author)Paperback

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"At once brilliant and accessible, it is without peer when it comes to detailing the big picture and complex nuances of how cultural industries work. Every student of the media should have this book on their shelf" - Jennifer Holt, University of California "Sometimes provocative, always insightful and refreshingly direct. No-one could study the culture industries without engaging with its vision and argumentation" - Sonia Livingstone, LSE "Comprehensive and critical, authoritative and analytical, this is a wonderful book that will absorb, stimulate and educate students of media and cultural studies for years to come" - Des Freedman, Goldsmiths, University of London "An exceptional achievement - for its scale, for its comprehensiveness, and for the level-headed intelligence that is the hallmark of Hesmondhalgh's writing" - Graeme Turner, University of Queensland Undisputedly a classic, the third edition of this essential media studies text scrutinizes the changes in creative economy and cultural production in the global media. This book gives you: Guided further reading that takes you directly to the must-read research articles and online resources Brand new examples covering social media, digital publishing, reality TV and talent shows Examples spotlighting the emerging markets in China, India, Asia and Africa Analysis of the economic crisis and its impact on media structures and industries Insight into new products and the influence on consumer electronics and IT companies, including Apple, Facebook and Google. As one of the most read, most studied and most cited media studies texts, this new edition is a must for any student of media and communication studies, the creative industries, cultural studies and the sociology of the media.

About Author

David Hesmondhalgh is Professor of Media, Music and Culture in the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. He is the author of The Cultural Industries (4th edition, 2019, previous editions 2002, 2007 and 2013); Culture, Economy and Politics: The Case of New Labour (Palgrave, 2015, co-written with Kate Oakley, David Lee and Melissa Nisbett); Why Music Matters (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013); and Creative Labour: Media Work in Three Cultural Industries (Routledge, 2011, co-written with Sarah Baker). He is also editor or co-editor of seven other books on media, music and culture, including Media and Society (with James Curran, 6th edition, Bloomsbury, 2019) The Media and Social Theory (Routledge, with Jason Toynbee, 2008) and Western Music and its Others (University of California Press, with Georgina Born, 2000).


Introduction: Change and Continuity, Power and Creativity PART ONE: ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORKS Theories of Culture, Theories of Cultural Production Cultural Industries in the Twentieth Century: The Key Features Why the Cultural Industries Began to Change in the 1980s PART TWO: POLICY CHANGE Marketization in Telecommunications and Broadcasting Further Changes in Policy: Copyright and the Cult of Creativity PART THREE: CHANGE AND CONTINUITY IN THE CULTURAL INDUSTRIES, 1980 TO 2012 Ownership, Structure and Size Creativity and Commerce, Organization and Labour Internationalism: Neither Globalisation Nor Cultural Imperialism Digitalisation and the Internet The Impact of the Internet and Digitalisation on Existing Cultural Industries Texts: Diversity, Quality and Social Justice Conclusions: A New Era in Cultural Production? Glossary

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  • ISBN13: 9781446209264
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781446209264
  • weight: 820
  • ISBN10: 1446209261
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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