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Media Industries: History, Theory and Method outlines the diverse ways that media industries have been studied in the past and offers an innovative blueprint for future research and criticism. Contextualizing the current moment of unprecedented technological change, media convergence, and globalization, the authors engage in cross-disciplinary exploration from a range of historical, critical and theoretical perspectives. Bringing together newly commissioned essays by leading scholars in film, media, communication, sociology and cultural studies, Media Industries constructs a unique road map…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Media Industries: History, Theory and Method outlines the diverse ways that media industries have been studied in the past and offers an innovative blueprint for future research and criticism. Contextualizing the current moment of unprecedented technological change, media convergence, and globalization, the authors engage in cross-disciplinary exploration from a range of historical, critical and theoretical perspectives. Bringing together newly commissioned essays by leading scholars in film, media, communication, sociology and cultural studies, Media Industries constructs a unique road map for industrial analysis of film, radio, television, advertising and new media. Collectively, these 21 essays provide a crucial resource for those encountering the study of the media industries for the first time as well as for those interested in conducting cutting-edge research in this burgeoning field. Rich explanations of key terms and foundational ideas vividly illustrate the dynamic transformations taking place across varied national, regional and international contexts.
Autorenporträt
Jennifer Holt is Assistant Professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara Alisa Perren is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Georgia State University.
Rezensionen
"At last! Holt and Perren bring together a first-rate list of authors to establish the place and chart the future of media industry studies. Smart, thorough, and comprehensive, this collection is a welcome resource for all who study and teach about media industries." Amanda D. Lotz, University of Michigan and author of The Television Will Be Revolutionized

"Holt and Perren's collection of original, engaging, and vital scholarship on the theory, history and 'practice' of media industries is truly illuminating and groundbreaking. No other work speaks to the study of media industries in such a thoughtful and comprehensive manner. For both scholars and 'laymen' interested in the media industries, it's a joy to read." -- Justin Wyatt, Senior Research Consultant, Hypothesis Group & author, High Concept: Movies & Marketing in Hollywood