CFP: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Production Studies, Volume II

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Production Studies, Volume II
June 3, 2013 – 12:39 pm |
Please consider submitting and/or forwarding:

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Production Studies, Volume II

Setting its lens on the storied nature of media industries practices and their practitioners, Production Studies: Cultural Studies of Media Industries (Routledge, 2009) called for a return to studying local, regional, and national economies of media through the perspectives of media makers and production cultures. Studies of media workplace cultures, invisible labor, trade mythologies, as well as social relationships and power dynamics in the workplace are now often elements of a well-rounded industrial critique. The varied work of production studies researchers provides a range of self-reflexive interdisciplinary approaches to examining the roles of cultural producers and lay theories of their practices. Five years after Production Studies, it is time to assess where cultural studies of production are going, and where they may take us next.

Editors Vicki Mayer (Tulane University), Miranda Banks (Emerson College), and Bridget Conor (King’s College London) seek chapter proposals for the second volume of Production Studies. We are especially interested in reading new approaches to the study of production across a wide range of media industries (music, publishing, video games, web design, etc.) and from across the globe. Abstracts should be 500-700 words and include a biographical background. Selected authors would be asked to turn in first drafts of their 6000-word chapters by May 1, 2014.

Please address your abstracts and inquiries to Vicki ( by October 1, 2013.

Vicki Mayer
Editor in Chief
Television & New Media