Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries

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Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries

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Making Media Work aims to provide a deeper and more nuanced understanding of
management within the entertainment industries. Drawing from work in critical
sociology and cultural studies, the collection theorizes management as a
pervasive, yet flexible set of principles drawn upon by a wide range of
practitioners—artists, talent scouts, performers, directors, show runners, and
more—in their ongoing efforts to articulate relationships and bridge
potentially discordant forces within the media industries. The contributors
interrogate managerial labor and identity, shine a light on how management
understands its roles within cultural and creative contexts, and reconfigure
the complex relationship between labor and managerial authority as productive
rather than solely prohibitive. Engaging with primary evidence gathered through
interviews, archives, and trade materials, the essays offer tremendous insight
into how management is understood and performed within media industry contexts.The volume as a whole traces the changing roles of management both historically and in the contemporary moment within US and international contexts, and across a range of media forms, from film and television to video games and social media. [Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780814724989

Publication Date

8-2014

Publisher

New York University Press

City

New York, NY

Disciplines

Arts Management | Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Critical and Cultural Studies

Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries

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