Precarious Alliances

Cultures of Participation in Print and Other Media

Starting from an analysis of practices of participation in contemporary print and other media, the volume opens up a historical perspective, probing the potential of the concept of participatory cultures for the exploration of past forms of collaboration between individual and collective actors (i.e. authors, editors, publishers, fans, critics etc.). In doing so, the volume sheds new light on the historically, culturally, and medially specific forms and functions as well as on the economic, political and institutional parameters that contributed to the emergence and transformation of what turn out to be precarious alliances.

Overview Chapters

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Contents

    Seiten 5 - 6
  3. Introduction: Participation and Precarious Alliances, Now and Then

    Seiten 7 - 14
  4. Markets

    Net-Works: Collaborative Modes of Cultural Production in Web 2.0 Contexts

    Seiten 15 - 32
  5. Participation? It's Complicated (A Response to Martin Butler)

    Seiten 33 - 46
  6. The History of the Booker Prize as a History of Problems and Precarious Alliances

    Seiten 47 - 62
  7. Socialist Realism in a Capitalist Context: Marketing Strategies in the Russian Book Market

    Seiten 63 - 76
  8. The New Circumstances of Content Innovation in the Digital Book Value Creation Network: Precarious Guarantee of More of the Same?

    Seiten 77 - 98
  9. Authorship, Agency, and Value

    Whose Intentions? The Posthumous Careers of F. Scott Fitzgerald and William Styron

    Seiten 99 - 116
  10. Precarious Alliances: The Case of Arno Schmidt

    Seiten 117 - 134
  11. Touched by an Author: Books and 'Intensive' Reading in the Late Eighteenth Century

    Seiten 135 - 156
  12. Authorship, Participation, and Media Change: Perspectives from Medieval Studies

    Seiten 157 - 176
  13. Politics, Institutions, Movements

    The War of Systems: Print Capitalism and the Birth of Political Modernity in Britain, 1789-1802

    Seiten 177 - 206
  14. 'Success' and 'Failure' of Literary Collaboration between Authors in Belarus in the 1920s

    Seiten 207 - 240
  15. Profession and Ideology: Cultural Institutions and the Formation of Literary Circles in the Soviet Occupied Territory and the Early GDR

    Seiten 241 - 256
  16. Precarious Alliances between Literature and Law: A Tentative Account of the Case of Australia

    Seiten 257 - 280
  17. Literary Movements as Precarious Alliances? Observations and Propositions on Movement Discourse and Cultural Participation

    Seiten 281 - 310
  18. Notes on Contributors

    Seiten 311 - 316
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10 February 2016, 316 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-2318-9
File size: 2.3 MB

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»The individual articles offer a rich variety of subjects, and many of them are rewarding in their own right or will be helpful for readers interested in specific subjects.«
Sebastian Domsch, Anglistik, 29/1 (2018)
Book title
Precarious Alliances Cultures of Participation in Print and Other Media
transcript Verlag
4 Farbabbildungen
Commodity Group
SOC052000 HIS054000
Release date
10 February 2016
Medien, Zivilgesellschaft
Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Sociology
Participation, Print Culture, Media Cultures, Book Market, Authorship, Media, Civil Society, Media Aesthetics, Media History, Media Theory, General Literature Studies, Media Studies

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