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COMM 3214 Reading List

Placement, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Allison Cavanagh
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Creative Labour and Cultural Industries

Banks, M. (2007) The Politics of Cultural Work (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).

Banks, Mark; Milestone, Katie (2011). ‘Individualization, Gender and Cultural Work’. Gender, work and organization. ISSN: 0968-6673. 18(1): 73-89.

Becker, Howard (1982). Art Worlds. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Benkler, Y. (2006) The Wealth of Networks: how social production transforms markets and freedom, New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

Breen, G. (2007) ‘Work and emancipatory practice: towards a recovery of human beings’ productive capacities’, Res publica. ISSN: 1356-4765, 13: 381-414.

Brophy, Enda and de Peuter, Greig (2007) ‘Immaterial labor, precarity and recomposition’ in C. McKerchner and V. Mosco (eds) Knowledge Workers in the Information Society. Lanham, MD: Lexington, pp. 177-92.

Caldwell, J. T. (2011) Worker blowback: user-generated, worker-generated, and producer-generated content within collapsing production workflows, in J. Bennett & N. Strange (eds) Television as digital media ISBN: 9780822393658 (ebook); 9780822348870 (hbk.); 082234887X (hbk.); 9780822349105 (pbk.); 0822349108 (pbk.). Duke University Press: 283-310.

Caves, Richard E. (2000) Creative industries : contracts between art and commerce, Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Curran, J. and Seaton, J. (2010) Power without responsibility : the press, broadcasting and the internet in Britain ISBN: 9780415466981 (hardback : alk. paper); 0415466989 (hardback : alk. paper); 9780415466998 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0415466997 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780203871409 (e-book); 0203871405 (e-book) 7th ed. London: Routledge.

Deuze, M. (2007) Media work ISBN: 0745639259 (pbk.) : £14.99; 9780745639246 (hbk.) : £55.00; 0745639240 (hbk.) : £55.00; 9780745639253 (pbk.) : £14.99 (Cambridge: Polity Press).

Deuze, M. (ed) (2010) Managing media work ISBN: 9781412971249 (pbk.) : £24.99; 1412971241 (pbk.) : £24.99 (London: Sage Publications).

Du Gay, P. (ed.) (1997) Production of culture/cultures of production ISBN: 076195435X (cased); 0761954368 (pbk) : £12.95. London: Sage and OU.

Edwards, P. and Wajcman, J. (2005) The Politics of Working Life. Oxford: OUP.

Flores, F. and Gray, J. (2000) Entrepreneurship and the wired life : work in the wake of careers ISBN: 1841800201 (London: Demos).

Florida, R. (2002) The Rise of the Creative Class: and how it's transforming work, leisure, community and everyday life (New York: Basic Books).

Florida, R. (2006) The flight of the creative class : the new global competition for talent ISBN: 9780060756918 (pbk.); 0060756918 (pbk.) (New York: HarperBusiness).

Gill, R. and Pratt, A. (2008) ‘In the social factory: immaterial labour, precariousness and cultural work’, Theory, culture & society. ISSN: 0263-2764, 25: 1-30.

Gregg, M. (2011) Work’s Intimacy (Stafford BC, Australia: Polity Press).

Hesmondhalgh, D. (ed.) (2006a), Media production ISBN: 0335218849 (pbk) : £18.99; 0335218857. Maidenhead and Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Hesmondhalgh, D. (2006b) ‘Media organisations and media texts: production, autonomy and power’, in Hesmondhalgh, D. (ed.) (2006) Media production ISBN: 0335218849 (pbk) : £18.99; 0335218857, Maidenhead and Milton Keynes: The Open University Press, pp. 49-90.

Hesmondhalgh, D. (2007) The Cultural Industries, 2nd edition, (London: Sage).

Hesmondhalgh, D. and Baker, S. (2010) Creative Labour: media work in three cultural industries (London: Routledge).

Hodson, R. (2001) Dignity at Work. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.

Kalleberg, A. (2000) ‘Nonstandard employment relations: part-time, temporary and contract work’, Annual Review of Sociology, 26: 341-365.

Keat, R. (2000) Cultural goods and the limits of the market : beyond commercial modelling. ISBN: 033369225X; 0312236107 (St.Martin's Press); 40.00, London and New York: Routledge. (or earlier articles by the same author)

Leadbetter, C. (1999) Living on Thin Air: the new economy (Harmondsworth: Viking).

Leadbetter, C. (2008) We-think : mass innovation, not mass production ISBN: 9781847653895 (e-book) (London: Profile Books Ltd).

Leadbetter, C. and K. Oakley, (1999) The independents : Britain's new cultural entrepreneurs ISBN: 1898309965 (pbk.) (London: Demos).

Leadbetter, C. and Miller, P. (2004) The pro-am revolution : how enthusiasts are changing our society and economy ISBN: 9781841801360 (pbk.) : No price; 1841801364 (pbk.) : No price (London: Demos).

Mayer, V. (2009) ‘Bringing the social back in: studies of production cultures and social theory’ in V. Mayer, M. J. Banks and J. Caldwell (eds) Production Studies: cultural studies of media industries (New York: Routledge).

Mayerhofer, E. and Mokre, M. (2007) ‘The creative industries in Austria: the glories of the past vs the uncertainties of the present’ in G. Lovink and N. Rossiter (eds) My Creativity Reader: a critique of the creative industries (Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures). Available from:

McKinlay, A. and Smith, C. (2009) Creative labour : working in the creative industries ISBN: 9780230222007 (pbk.) : £26.99; 0230222005 (pbk.) : £26.99. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

McRobbie, A. (1999) In the culture society : art, fashion and popular music ISBN: 0415137500 (pbk) : No price; 0415137497  (London and New York: Routledge).

McRobbie, A. (2002a) ‘Clubs to Companies: notes on the decline of political culture in speeded up creative worlds’, Cultural studies., 16(4): 516-531.

McRobbie, A. (2002b) ‘From Holloway to Hollywood: happiness at work in the new cultural economy?’ in du Guy, P. and Pryke, M. (eds) Cultural Economy (London: Sage).

Miège, B. (1989) The capitalization of cultural production ISBN: 0884770257, New York: International General.

Murdock, Graham (2003) ‘Back to work: cultural labor in altered times’ in A. Beck (ed.) Cultural Work. London: Routledge, pp. 15-35.

Negus, K., 2002. The work of cultural intermediaries and the enduring distance between production and consumption. Cultural studies., 16(4), pp.501–515.

Neff, G., Wissinger, E., and Zukin, S. (2005) ‘Entrepreneurial Labour among Cultural Producers: “Cool” Jobs in “Hot” Industries’, Social semiotics ISSN: 1035-0330, 15(3): 307-334.

Peterson, R.A., 1976. The production of culture. American behavioral scientist. ISSN: 0002-7642, 19(6): 669-684.

Ritzer, G. and Jurgenson, N. (2010) ‘Production, consumption, prosumption.’ Journal of consumer culture. ISSN: 1469-5405 10(1): 13-36.

Ross, A. (2003) No-collar : the humane workplace and its hidden costs ISBN: 1592131506 (pbk.) : £14.50 (Philadelphia: Temple University Press).

Ross, A. (2009) Nice Work If You Can Get It: life and labor in precarious times (New York: NYU Press).

Schwartz, A. (1982) ‘Meaningful Work’, Ethics. ISSN: 0014-1704 92: 634-46.

Sennett, R. (1998) The corrosion of character : the personal consequences of work in the new capitalism ISBN: 0393319873 (New York and London: Norton & Co).

Sennett, R. (2006) The culture of the new capitalism ISBN: 9780300119923 (pbk.) : £9.99; 0300119925 (pbk.) : £9.99 (New Haven: Yale University Press).

Sennett, R. (2009) The Craftsman (London and New York: Penguin Books).

Shorthose, Jim and Gerard Strange (2004) ‘The new cultural economy, the artist and the social configuration of autonomy’, Capital & class. ISSN: 0309-8168, 84: 43-59.

Terranova, T. (2000) ‘Free labor: producing culture for the digital economy’, Social Text  18(2): 33-57,, date accessed 1 October 2001.

Ursell, Gillian (2006) ‘Working in the media’, in David Hesmondhalgh (ed.), Media production ISBN: 0335218849 (pbk) : £18.99; 0335218857. Maidenhead and Milton Keynes: Open University Press: 133-171.

Placements and Internships

Arts Council England and Creative and Cultural Skills’ Guide: Internships in the Arts published 28 November 2011

* Fanthome, C. 2004.  Work placements – a survival guide for students. Basingstoke:  Palgrave Macmillan.

**Herbert, I & Andrew Rothwell. 2005. Managing your placement : a skills-based approach ISBN: 0333987284 (pbk.) : £15.99. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

*Karseras, H. 2006. From new recruit to high flyer : no-nonsense advice on how to fast track your career ISBN: 0749445645 (pbk.) : £9.99. Kogan Page

Perlin, R. 2011. Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy. London: Verso.

Skills for Employability

Harvey, L, Sue Moon and Vicki Geall. 1997. Graduates' work : organisational change and students' attributes ISBN: 1859201113. University of Central England, Centre for Research into Quality.

*Hind, D and Stuart Moss. 2005 Employability Skills. Sunderland: Business Education Publishers.

Hunsaker, P.L. 2005. Management : a skills approach ISBN: 0131441868. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall.

**Raven, J and John Stephenson. 2001. Competence in the learning society ISBN: 0820451649 (pbk). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Reflection and Personal Development planning

**Holly, M. 1991. Keeping a Personal- Professional Journal. Victoria: Deakin University Press.

**Moon, J. 2006. Learning Journals: a Handbook for Academics, Students and Professional DevelopmentLondon: Taylor & Francis Ltd.

*Stevens, D.D and Joanne E. Cooper. 2009. Journal Keeping: How to Use Reflective Writing for Learning, Teaching, Professional Insight and Positive Change.  Sterling, Virginia : Stylus Publishing.


Job seeking

*Bolles, M.E. & Richard Nelson Bolles.  2008. Job-hunting online : a guide to job listings, message boards, research sites, the UnderWeb, counseling, networking, self-assessment tools, niche sites ISBN: 9781580088992; 1580088996. Berkeley:Ten Speed Press.

*Fagan, A. 2003. Brilliant job hunter's manual : your complete guide to getting the job you want ISBN: 0273663151 (pbk) : £12.99. Harlow: Prentice Hall.

*Johnstone, J. 2004. The job application handbook : proven strategies and effective techniques for selling yourself to an employer ISBN: 1857039920 (pbk.) : £9.99. Oxford: How to Books.

*McGee, P. 2007. How to write a great CV : discover what interviewers are looking for, focus on your strengths and perfect your presentation ISBN: 9781857038927 (pbk.) : £9.99; 1857038924 (pbk.) : £9.99. Oxford: How to Books.

*Bright, J. & Joanne Earl. 2005. Brilliant CV. Harlow: Pearson Books.

*Mills, C. 2009. You’re Hired!: CVRichmond: Trotman.

*Houston, K. 2008. Winning CVs for first-time job hunters ISBN: 9781844551613 (pbk.) : £12.99; 184455161X (pbk.) : £12.99. Richmond: Trotman.

*Amos, J.A. 2009. Handling tough job interviews.  Oxford: How to Books.

*Yate, M.J. 2005. Great answers to tough interview Questions. Richmond: Kogan Page.

*Lees, J and Matthew J Deluca. 2008. Job interviews: top answers to tough questions.  London McGraw-Hill.

*Hodgson, S. 2005. Brilliant answers to tough interview questions: smart answers to whatever they can throw at you. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall.

*Jay, R. 2008. Brilliant Interview. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall.

General Careers

* Leach, J. 2008.  The Guardian guide to careers ISBN: 9780852650844. London: Atlantic.

* Collins, M. and Benjamin Scott 2003. Turn your degree into a career : a step-by-step guide to achieving your dream career ISBN: 1857038673Oxford: How to Books.

*Hodgson, S. 2007.  The A-Z of careers and jobs. London: Kogan Page.

*Houston, K. 2009 You want to do what?! : 100 alternative career options ISBN: 9781844551767 (pbk.) : £14.99; 1844551768 (pbk.) : £14.99 Richmond: Trotman.

*Jenner, S. 2000. The graduate career handbook; make the right start for a bright future. London: Financial Times Prentice Hall.

This list was last updated on 14/09/2018