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Module Reading List

Media Production Analysis, 2021/22, Semester 2
David Lee
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Allen, K., Quinn, J., Hollingworth, S., and Rose, A., (2012). “Doing diversity and evading equality: the case of student work placements in the creative sector”. In Taylor, Y., ed. Educational Diversity: the subject of difference and different subjects. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


Ashton, D. and Noonan, C., eds. (2013). Cultural work and higher education. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


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


Banks, M. (2017). Creative Justice: Cultural Industries, Work and Inequality. London: Rowman and Littlefield.


Banks, M., Gill, R. and Taylor, S., eds. Theorizing cultural work, London: Routledge


Banks, M., Conor, B. and Mayer, V. (2016). Production Studies: the Sequel! Cultural Studies of Global Media Industries, New York: Routledge


Bilton, C. (2006). Management and Creativity: From Creative Industries to Creative Management. Wiley-Blackwell.


Caldwell, John Taylor. (2008). Production Culture. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.


Cohen, N. (2016).  Writers’ Rights: Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age. McGill-Queen’s University Press.


Cohen, N. and de Peuter, G. (2013) “The Politics of Precarity: can the urban worker strategy address precarious employment for all?” Briarpatch, November/December: 6-9.


Conor, B. (2014). Screenwriting: creative labour and professional practice. London: Routledge


Conor, B., Gill, R., and Taylor, S. (2015). Gender and Creative Labour. Wiley-Blackwell

Eikhof, D. and Warhurst, C., (2013). “The promised land? Why social inequalities are systemic in the creative industries”. Employee Relations, 35 (5), 495 – 508


Friedman, S., O’Brien, D., Laurison, D. (2016). “‘Like Skydiving without a Parachute’: How Class Origin Shapes Occupational Trajectories” in British Acting, Sociology Published online before print February 28, 2016, doi: 10.1177/0038038516629917


 Friedman, S., O’Brien, D., (2016). ‘Are the Creative Industries Meritocratic? An Analysis of the 2014 UK Labour Force Survey’ Cultural Trends, 25 (2)


Gill, R. (2002) “Cool, creative and egalitarian?: exploring gender in project-based new media work in Europe”. Information, Communication and Society, 5 (1). pp. 70-89.


Grindstaff, Laura (2002) The money shot : trash, class, and the making of TV talk shows. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Hesmondhalgh, D. and Sarah Baker, S. (2010). Creative labour. Media work in three cultural industries. London: Routledge.

Hesmondhalgh, D. & Saha, A. (2013). Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Production, Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture, 11:3, 179-195

Horsti, K., & Hultén, G. (2011). “Directing diversity: Managing cultural diversity media policies in Finnish and Swedish public service broadcasting”. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 14(2), pp 209–227

Lee, D. (2011). “Networks, cultural capital and creative labour in the British independent television industry”. Media, Culture & Society33(4), 549-565.


Lee, D. (2018). Independent television production in the UK: From cottage industry to big business. London: Springer.


Lloyd, R. (2006). Neo-bohemia, arts and commerce in the post-industrial city. New York: Routledge


Marx, Karl (1844) “Estranged labour”, Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, available from


Malik, S. (2002). Representing black Britain: A history of black and Asian images on British television. London: Sage.


Mayer, V., Banks, M. and Caldwell, J. (2009) Production Studies: Cultural Studies of Media Industries. New York: Routledge.


McRobbie, Angela (2002) “Clubs to Companies: Notes on the Decline of Political Culture in Speeded Up Creative Worlds”. Cultural Studies 16: 516-531.


McRobbie, A.  (2011). “Reflections on feminism, immaterial labour and the post-Fordist regime”, New Formations, Winter 70, pp 60-76.


McKinlay, A & Smith, C. (2009) Creative Labour: Working in the Creative Industries, Palgrave McMillan


Nixon, S. (2003). Advertising Cultures: Gender and Creativity at Work in Advertising, London: Sage


Oakley, K. (2009) Art works: A review of the literature on cultural and creative labour markets. London: Creativity, Culture and Education.


Oakley, K., (2013). “Absentee workers: representation and participation in the cultural industries”. In: Banks, M., R. Gill, R. and Taylor, S., eds. Theorizing Cultural Work, London: Routledge.


Oakley, K . (2013) “Making Workers – Higher Education and the Cultural Industries Workplace”, in Ashton, D. and Noonan, C. (eds.) Cultural Work and Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


Perlin, R., (2011). Intern nation: how to earn nothing and learn little in the brave new economy. London: Verso.


Pratt A. C, (2009) Situating the production of new media: the case of San Francisco (1995-2000), in Creative Labour: Working in Creative Industries Eds A, McKinlay, C, Smith, Palgrave: London. pp195-209


Randle, K. and Culkin, C. (2009) “Getting in and getting on in Hollywood: Freelance careers in an uncertain industry”, in A. McKinlay and C. Smith (eds) Creative Labour: Working in the Creative Industries, Basingstoke: Palgrave


Ross, A. (2003). No-collar: The humane workplace and its hidden costs. New York: Basic Books.


Ross, A. (2009) Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times. NYU Press, New York.


Saha, A. (2017).  Race and the Cultural Industries. Cambridge: Polity Press


Scholz, T (2012) Digital Labor: The internet as playground and factory. London: Routledge


Srnicek, N. 2016. Platform Capitalism. Polity.


Ursell, G. (2000). "Television Production: issues of exploitation, commodification and subjectivity in UK television labour markets." Media, Culture & Society 22(6): 805-27.


Wittel, A. (2001) Toward a Network Sociality, Theory, Culture & Society December 2001 vol. 18 no. 6 51-76


Wood, H. and Skeggs, B. (2008). “Spectacular morality: reality television, and the re-making of the working class”. In Hesmondhalgh, D. and Toynbee, J. eds. Media and Social Theory, pp177-194. London: Taylor and Francis.

This list was last updated on 11/01/2022