The Cultural Industries (4th ed.)

by David Hesmondhalgh

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  • 9781526424099
  • 9781526453471
  • 9781526453495
An undisputed classic, the Fourth Edition of this bestselling media studies text offers an unparalleled analysis of the cultural industries. 

Bringing together a huge range of research, theory and key concepts, David Hesmondhalgh provides an accessible yet critical exploration of cultural production and consumption in the global media landscape. This new edition: 
  • Analyses the influence of IT and tech companies like Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook on the cultural industries.
  • Discusses the impact of digital technologies on industries such as music, TV, newspapers, books and digital games.
  • Explores the effects of digitalisation on culture, discussing critical issues like participation, power, commercialism, surveillance, and labour.
  • Examines the changing conceptions of audiences, and the increasing influence of market research, audience tracking and advertising.

As one of the most read, most studied and most cited books in the field, this Fourth Edition is an essential resource for students and researchers of media and communication studies, the cultural and creative industries, cultural studies and the sociology of the media.


  • SAGE Publications; December 2018
  • ISBN: 9781526453471
  • Edition: 4
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: The Cultural Industries
  • Author: David Hesmondhalgh
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781526424099
  • 9781526453471
  • 9781526453495

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Hesmondhalgh has done the impossible - a phenomenal new edition that grapples with some of the biggest issues, major transformations and important continuities in the cultural industries to date. From political economics of neoliberalism to organisational business strategies; from sociocultural change through to technological impact this book digs deep into the relationship  between power, culture and production and shows us yet again why culture and the cultural industries really do matter. It's a tour de force written with style and packed with substance - a book that every media studies student and scholar should read at least once! 

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781526424099
  • 9781526453471
  • 9781526453495