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COMM5710M
Module Reading List

The Media Industries, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Anna Zoellner
a.zoellner@leeds.ac.uk
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Week 2: The main characteristics of media industries

Caves, Richard E. (2000) Creative industries : contracts between art and commerce . Cambridge: Harvard UP, esp. ‘Introduction: economic properties of creative activities’, pp. 1-17. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Garnham, Nicholas (1990) Capitalism and communication : global culture and the economics of information . London: Sage, chapter 10, ‘Public Policy and the Cultural Industries’, pp. 154-168. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

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Week 3: Approaches to analysing media industries

Adorno, Theodor and Horkheimer, Max, 1977: ‘The culture industry: enlightenment as mass deception’ in Curran, J., and Gurevich, M. (eds), Mass communication and society . London: Edward Arnold, pp. 349-83. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Becker, Howard (1982) Art Worlds . Berkeley: University of California Press, esp. Chapter 1 ‘Art worlds and collective activity’ (pp. 1-39) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Doyle, Gillian (2002) Understanding media economics , esp. chapter 1, ‘Introduction to media economics’, pp. 1-15. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Golding, Peter, and Murdock, Graham (2005) ‘Culture, communications and political economy, in Curran, J. and Gurevitch, M. (eds.), Mass Media and Society , fourth ed. Arnold, London, pp. 60-83.

Hesmondhalgh, David (2005) ‘ The production of media entertainment’, in Curran, James and Gurevitch, Michael (eds.), Mass Media and Society , fourth ed. London, Arnold, pp. 153-71.

Hesmondhalgh, David (2006) ‘Media organisations and media texts: production, autonomy and power’, in Hesmondhalgh, D. (ed.) (2006) Media production , Maidenhead and Milton Keynes: The Open University Press/The Open University, pp. 49-90. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Hoskins, Colin et al. (2004) Media economics : applying economics to new and traditional media , London: Sage, chapter 1, pp. 1-16 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Negus, Keith (1992) Producing pop : culture and conflict in the popular music industry , London: Arnold, esp chapter 5: Priorities and Prejudice (pp. 38-61) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Peterson, Richard and N. Anand ‘The Production of Culture Perspective’, Annual review of sociology. 30, pp. 311-34.

Wittel, Andreas (2004) ‘Culture, labour and subjectivity: for a political economy from below’, Capital & class. vol. 84, pp. 11-29.

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Week 4: How government policy shapes the media and the media industries

Curran, James and Myung-Jin Park (eds) (2000) De-Westernizing media studies . London and New York: Routledge.

Freedman, Des (2008) The politics of media policy . Cambridge: Polity, esp. chapter 2, ‘Pluralism, neo-liberalism and media policy’, pp. 24-53 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Galperin, Hernan (2004) New television, old politics : the transition to digital TV in the United States and Britain . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Garnham, Nicholas (1998) ‘Media policy’, in Adam Briggs and Paul Cobley (eds), The Media: An Introduction . Harlow: Addison Wesley Longman. pp. 210–23. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Grant, Peter S. and Chris Wood (2004) Blockbusters and trade wars : popular culture in a globalized world . Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre

Smith, Anthony with Richard Paterson (eds) (1998) Television : an international history . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Week 5: New media, digitalisation and convergence

Benkler, Yochai (2006) The wealth of networks : how social production transforms markets and freedom . New Haven: Yale University Press, especially Introduction, pp. 1-34. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Bruns, Axel (2008) Blogs, Wikipedia, Second life, and Beyond : from production to produsage . New York and Oxford: Peter Lang, esp chapter 2, ‘The key characteristics of produsage’, pp. 9-34. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Burkart, Patrick and Tom McCourt (2006) Digital music wars : ownership and control of the celestial jukebox . Lanham MD and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield.

Burnett, Robert and P. David Marshall (2003) Web theory : an introduction . London and New York: Routledge.

Flew, Terry (2005) New Media: An Introduction , 2nd edn. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Galperin, Hernan (2004) New television, old politics : the transition to digital TV in the United States and Britain . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, esp Introduction, pp. 3-25 Available online

Jenkins, Henry (2006) Convergence Culture . New York: NYU Press.

Lister, Martin, Jon Dovey, Seth Giddings, Iain Grant and Kieran Kelly (2003) New Media: a Critical Introduction . London: Routledge, esp chapter 1, ‘New media and new technologies’, pp. 9-92. Available online

Sparks, Colin (2004) ‘The impact of the Internet on the existing media’, in Calabrese and Sparks, Toward a political economy of culture : capitalism and communication in the twenty-first century . Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 307-26. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

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Week 6 and 7: Internationalisation, globalisation and cultural imperialism part I & II 

Crane, Diana (2014) Cultural globalization and the dominance of the American film industry: cultural policies, national film industries, and transnational film’ The international journal of cultural policy. . 20 (4): 365-382.

Curtin, Michael (2008) Playing to the World's Biggest Audience . Berkeley: University of California Press, esp. ‘Introduction: Media Capital in Chinese Film and Television’, pp. 1-25. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Herman, Edward S. and Robert W. McChesney (1997) The Global Media . London: Cassell.

Sparks, Colin (2008) Globalization, development and the mass media . London: Sage.

Sreberny, Annabelle (1997) ‘The many cultural faces of imperialism’, in Peter Golding and Phil Harris (eds), Beyond cultural imperialism : globalization, communication and the new international order . London: Sage. pp. 49–68. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Tomlinson, John (1991) Cultural Imperialism . London: Pinter.

Tomlinson, John (1997) ‘Internationalism, globalization and cultural imperialism’, in Kenneth Thompson (ed.), Media and cultural regulation . London: Sage/The Open University. pp. 119–53. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Tomlinson, John (1999) Globalization and culture . Cambridge: Polity.

Zhao, Yuezhi (2008) Communication in China : political economy, power, and conflict . Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

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Week 9: Media businesses as organisations: size and ownership 

Bagdikian, Ben H. (2004) The new media monopoly . Boston: Beacon Press.

Baker, C. Edwin (2007) Media concentration and democracy : why ownership matters . Cambridge: Cambridge UP.

Banks, Mark, Andy Lovatt, Justin O'Connor, and Carlo Raffo (2000) Risk and Trust in the Cultural Industries. Geoforum. 31 (4): 453-64.

Compaine, Benjamin and Douglas Gomery (2000) Who owns the media? : competition and concentration in the mass media industry 3rd edn. Mahwah, NJ and London: Lawrence Erlbaum.

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Week 10: Creativity, commerce and media industries 

Baker, Edwin. (1997) Giving the audience what it wants. Ohio State law journal. 58 (2), pp.311-417.

Banks, Mark. (2010) Autonomy guaranteed? Cultural work and the “art-commerce relation”. Journal for cultural research. . 14 (3), pp.251-269.

Bilton, C. (2014) Uncreativity: the shadow side of creativity. The international journal of cultural policy. , DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2014.892933

Boden, Margaret. (2004) The creative mind: myths and mechanisms . 2nd ed. London: Routledge.

Elliott, Philip. (1977) Media organizations and occupations: an overview. In: J. Curran, M. Gurevitch and J. Woollacott (eds) Mass communication and society . Beverly Hills: Sage, pp.142-173.

Keat, Russell. (1999) Market boundaries and the commodfication of culture. In: L. Ray and S. Sayers (eds) Culture and economy after the cultural turn . London: Sage, pp.92-111. EBook available

Keat, Russell. (2000) Cultural goods and the limits of the market : beyond commercial modelling. London, New York: Routledge.

Klein, Bethany (2008) ’”The new radio”: music licensing as a response to industry woe’. Media, culture & society. 30 (4):463-478.

Negus, Keith and Michael Pickering (2004) Creativity, communication and cultural value . London: Sage.

Pratt, Andy and Paul Jeffcutt (eds) (2009) Creativity, innovation and the cultural economy . London and New York.

Ryan, Bill. (1992) Making capital from culture : the corporate form of capitalist cultural production . Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter.

Smith, C. and A. McKinlay (2009) Creative Labour: Contract, Content and Control. In: Smith, C. and A. McKinlay (eds) Creative labour : working in the creative industries Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, pp.29-50. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

 

This list was last updated on 08/09/2014