The literary as a cultural industry

Sarah Brouillette and Christopher Doody

Authored by: Sarah Brouillette , Christopher Doody

The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415706209
eBook ISBN: 9781315725437
Adobe ISBN: 9781317533986


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Book publishing is often absent from or treated cursorily in cultural industries research. The little research that does consider publishing does not discuss what characterizes and informs the production, circulation and reception of particularly literary titles. At first glance we might explain this lacuna as a matter of disciplines. Cultural industries researchers are mainly working in sociology and in cultural and media studies, whereas those concerned with the specificity of literature work in English faculties. Our chapter questions this divide.

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