A Companion to Media Authorship

A Companion to Media Authorship

by Jonathan Gray, Derek Johnson
     
 

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A Companion to Media Authorship offers 28 groundbreaking chapters which investigate the practices, attributions, and meanings of authorship. Revitalizing the study within media and cultural studies, this diverse and global collection provides the definitive work on the subject.

  • Rethinks cultures of authorship and challenges the concept of

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A Companion to Media Authorship offers 28 groundbreaking chapters which investigate the practices, attributions, and meanings of authorship. Revitalizing the study within media and cultural studies, this diverse and global collection provides the definitive work on the subject.

  • Rethinks cultures of authorship and challenges the concept of auteurism across multiple media forms
  • Moves beyond notions of the individual to focus on how authorship is collaborative, contested, and networked, examining cultures of authorship and the practicalities of how it works
  • Draws on the cutting-edge research of scholars and practitioners whose work has produced significant new insights into the field
  • Examines a wide range of media, including television, social media, radio, videogames, transmedia, music, and comic books
  • Offers an impressive global focus, including pieces on Mexican music, amateur film production in Nairobi slums, tele-serial production in Kinshasa, Hong Kong film, and the marketing of Bollywood

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“All in all, an engaging examination of the multiple dimensions of authorship in the 21st century.  Summing Up: Recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates and above.”  (Choice, 1 December 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118495254
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/12/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
File size:
7 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Gray and Johnson have brought together a stellar group of authors whose works deftly explicate the complexities of negotiating “authorship” across a range of cultural production sites. This definitive collection is an important and long overdue contribution to contemporary media studies.” 
Serra Tinic, University of Alberta

"Wide-ranging and global, historical and contemporary, brimming with insights enlarging our understanding of media production and reception, this book is an important contribution to the study of authorship."
Michael Z. Newman, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Meet the Author

Jonathan Gray is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is author of Watching with The Simpsons: Television, Parody, and Intertextuality (2006), Television Entertainment (2008), Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts (2010), and Television Studies (with Amanda Lotz, 2012). He is co-editor of amongst others, Battleground: The Media (with Robin Andersen, 2008), and Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era (with Jeffrey P. Jones and Ethan Thompson, 2009).

Derek Johnson is Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research focuses on production cultures and creative identities in the media industries. He is the author of Media Franchising: Creative License and Collaboration in the Culture Industries (2013), as well as the co-editor of the forthcoming Intermediaries: Management of Culture and Cultures of Management (with Avi Santo and Derek Kompare, 2014).

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