The Cultural Industries (Paperback)David Hesmondhalgh (author)
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- 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 resourcesBrand new examples covering social media, digital publishing, reality TV and talent showsExamples spotlighting the emerging markets in China, India, Asia and AfricaAnalysis of the economic crisis and its impact on media structures and industriesInsight 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.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 820 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 25 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
Associate Professor, University of California
In The Cultural Industries, David Hesmondhalgh sets out to assess, evaluate and explain recent changes in the cultural industries - and this he does with energy, acuity and aplomb. This book is sometimes provocative, always insightful and refreshingly direct. No-one could study the culture industries without engaging with its vision and argumentation. And this third edition is even better than before.
LSE, author of 'Media Regulation'
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. This new edition contains updated material as well as the same fresh and incisive lines of enquiry that we need in order to make sense of the changes and continuities inside the cultural industries.
Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths College, University of London
From the very first edition, David Hesmondhalgh's Cultural Industries set the standard for a syncretic account that works across the terrains of cultural studies, media studies, and cultural policy studies. This new expanded and updated edition, distinguished by the particularly perceptive and critical integration of digital media into the account, is an exceptional achievement -- for its scale, for its comprehensiveness, and for the level-headed intelligence that is the hallmark of Hesmondhalgh's writing.
Professor Graeme Turner
Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, The University of Queensland
This must-read text makes one realize how studying the people, organizations, and social policies that drive cultural industries can be important, fascinating - even exciting - especially in our profoundly changing media world.
Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania
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