Recent Books on the Media Industries (2013-present)

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Media Industries Books, 2013-2015



This list consists of an updated list of recently published books related to the media industries (compiled for my class for a book review assignment, but perhaps of interest to others.) In an effort to be as expansive as possible, I have included everything from scholarly manuscripts to introductory textbooks to popular/crossover publications.    Have any suggestions for additions or changes to the list? Please let me know: aperren at austin dot utexas dot edu.




  • Alan Albarran, The Social Media Industries (2013)

  • Chris Anderton, Andrew Dubber, and Martin James, Understanding the Music Industries (2013)

  • Mark Andrejevic, Infoglut: How Too Much Information Is Changing the Way We Think and Know (2013)

  • Ben Aslinger and Nina Huntemann, eds., Gaming Globally: Production, Play and Place (2013)

  • Tino Balio, Hollywood in the New Millennium (2013)

  • Mark Banks, Rosalind Gill, and Stephanie Taylor, eds., Theorizing Cultural Work: Labour, Continuity, and Change in the Cultural and Creative Industries (2013)

  • Miranda J. Banks, The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and Their Guild (2015)

  • James Bennett and Niki Strange, eds., Media Independence: Working with Freedom or Working for Free? (2014)

  • Dolores Ines Casillas, Sounds of Belonging: US Spanish-Language Radio and Public Advocacy (2014)

  • Susan Crawford, Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age (2013)

  • Stuart Cunningham, Hidden Innovation: Policy, Industry, and the Creative Sector (2013)

  • Michael Curtin, Jennifer Holt, and Kevin Sanson, eds., Distribution Revolution: Conversations about the Future of Film and Television (2014)

  • Rosamund Davies and Gauti Sigthorsson, Introducing the Creative Industries: From Theory to Practice (2013)

  • Arlene Davila and Yeidy Rivero, eds., Contemporary Latina/o Media: Production, Circulation, Politics (2014)

  • Aeron Davis, Promotional Cultures: The Rise and Spread of Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing, and Branding (2013)

  • Brooke Duffy, Remake, Remodel: Women’s Magazines in the Digital Age (2013)

  • Anita Elberse, Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment (2013)

  • Christian Fuchs, Social Media: A Critical Introduction (2014)

  • Jennifer Gillan, Television Brandcasting (2014)

  • Nitin Govil, Orienting Hollywood: A Century of Film Culture Between Hollywood and Bombay (2015)

  • Hilary Hallet, Go West, Young Women! The Rise of Early Hollywood (2013)

  • Blake Harris, Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation (2014)

  • Jonathan Hardy, Critical Political Economy of the Media (2014)

  • John Hartley, et al., Key Concepts in Creative Industries (2013)

  • Tim Havens, Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe (2013)

  • Daniel Herbert, Videoland: Movie Culture at the American Video Store (2014)

  • David Hesmondhalgh, Cultural Industries (3rd ed., 2013)

  • Jennifer Holt and Kevin Sanson, eds., Connected Viewing: Selling, Streaming, and Sharing Culture in the Digital Age (2014)

  • Eric Hoyt, Hollywood Vault: Film Libraries Before Home Video (2014)

  • Jeremy Hunsinger and Teresa M. Senft, eds., The Social Media Handbook (2013)

  • Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford and Joshua Green, eds., Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture (2013)

  • Derek Johnson, Media Franchising: Creative License and Collaboration in the Culture Industries (2013)

  • Dal Yong Jin, De-Convergence of Global Media Industries (2013)

  • Derek Johnson, Derek Kompare, and Avi Santo, eds., Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries (2014)

  • Peter Lev, Twentieth Century-Fox: The Zanuck-Skouras Years, 1935-1965 (2013)

  • Kristin Lieb, Gender, Branding, and the Modern Music Industry (2013)

  • Cynthia Littleton, TV On Strike: Why Hollywood Went to War on the Internet (2013)

  • Amanda Lotz, The Television Will Be Revolutionized (2nd ed., 2014)

  • Lerone A. Martin, Preaching on Wax: The Phonograph and the Shaping of Modern African American Religion (2014)

  • Jennifer Smith Maguire and Julian Matthews, eds., The Cultural Intermediaries Reader (2014)

  • Denise Mann, ed., Wired TV: Laboring Over an Interactive Future (2014)

  • Alice Marwick, Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, & Branding in the Social Media Age (2013)

  • Matthew McAllister and Emily West, eds., The Routledge Companion of Advertising and Promotional Culture (2014)

  • Robert McChesney, Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy (2013)

  • Paul McDonald, Hollywood Stardom (2013)

  • Cynthia Meyers, A Word From Our Sponsor: Admen, Advertising, and the Golden Age of Radio (2014)

  • Tanner Mirrlees, Global Entertainment Media: Between Cultural Imperialism and Cultural Globalization (2013)

  • Albert Moran, TV Format Mogul: Reg Grundy’s Transnational Career (2013)

  • Vincent Mosco, To the Cloud: Big Data in a Turbulent World (2014)

  • Philip Napoli, ed., Media Diversity and Localism (2013)

  • Randy Nichols, The Video Game Business (2014)

  • Casey O’Donnell, Developer’s Dilemma: The Secret World of Videogame Creators (2014)

  • Sherry B. Ortner, Not Hollywood: Independent Film at the Twilight of the American Dream (2013)

  • Roberta Pearson and Marie Messenger Davies, Star Trek and American Television (2014)

  • Anne Helen Petersen, Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of Cinema (2014)

  • Sandra Ponzanesi, The Postcolonial Cultural Industry: Markets, Mythologies (2014)

  • Aswin Punathambekar, From Bombay to Bollywood: The Making of a Global Media Industry (2013)

  • Eva Redvall, Writing and Producing Television Drama in Denmark: From The Kingdom to The Killing (2013)

  • Avi Santo, Selling the Silver Bullet: The Lone Ranger and Transmedia Brand Licensing (2015)

  • Dan Schiller, Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis (2014)

  • Trebor Scholz, ed., Digital Labor: The Internet as Playground and Factory (2013)

  • John Sinclair and Joe Straubhaar, Latin American Television Industries (2013)

  • Andrew Spicer, Anthony McKenna, and Christopher Meir, eds., Beyond the Bottom Line: The Producer in Film and Television (2014)

  • Petr Szczpanek and Patrick Vonderau, eds., Behind the Screen: Inside European Production Cultures (2014)

  • Astra Taylor, The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age (2014)

  • Anne Thompson, The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System (2014)

  • Chuck Tryon, On-Demand Culture: Digital Delivery and the Future of Movies (2013)

  • Matt Stahl, Unfree Masters: Recording Artists and the Politics of Work (2013)

  • Jose Van Dijck, The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media (2013)

  • Travis Vogan, Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media (2014)

  • Peter Zackariasson and Timothy Wilson, eds., The Video Game Industry: Formation, Present State, and Future (2014)

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