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COMM5710M
Module Reading List

The Media Industries, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Anna Zoellner
a.zoellner@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

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.

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.

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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.

Becker, Howard (1982) Art Worlds. Berkeley: University of California Press, esp. Chapter 1 ‘Art worlds and collective activity’ (pp. 1-39)

Doyle, Gillian (2002) Understanding media economics, esp. chapter 1, ‘Introduction to media economics’, pp. 1-15.

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.

Haven, T., Lotz, A.D. and Tinic, S. (2009) Critical Media Industry Studies: A Research Approach. Communication, Culture and Critique, 2(2): 234-253.

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.

Holt, J. and Perren, A. (2009) Introduction: Does the world really need another field of study? In: J. Holt and A. Perren (eds) Media Industries: History, Theory and Method. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp.1-16.

Hoskins, Colin et al. (2004) Media economics : applying economics to new and traditional media, London: Sage, chapter 1, pp. 1-16

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

Peterson, Richard and N. Anand ‘The Production of Culture Perspective’, Annual review of sociology. ISSN: 0360-0572. 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 5: 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

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.

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 7: 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Sun, Hyojung (2019) Paradox of celestial jukebox: Resurgence of market control. Creative Industries Journal, Vol.12(1), pp.105-124.

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Week 6: 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.

Lee, David (2018) Independent Television Production in the UK: From cottage industry to big business. Palgrave. Introduction p.1-11 (also relevant chapter 1 and 2)

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Week 8 and 9: Internationalisation, globalisation and cultural imperialism part I & II 

Ampuja, M. (2012). Globalization Theory, Media-Centrism and Neoliberalism: A Critique of Recent Intellectual Trends. Critical Sociology, 38(2), 281–301.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

This list was last updated on 15/10/2019