Storytelling industries : narrative production in the 21st century

Smith, AN 2018, Storytelling industries : narrative production in the 21st century , Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. (In Press)

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Abstract

This book shows how the unique characteristics of traditionally differentiated media continue to determine narrative despite the recent digital convergence of media technologies. It argues that media are now each largely defined by distinctive industrial practices that continue to preserve their identities and uniquely condition narrative production. It furthermore demonstrates how a given medium’s variability in institutional and technological conditions influences diverse approaches to storytelling. By connecting US film, television, comic book and video game industries to their popular fictional characters and universes, including Star Wars, Batman, Game of Thrones and Grand Theft Auto, the book identifies how differences in industrial practice between media, and between contexts within a given medium, inform narrative production. Storytelling Industries, by revealing how 21st century media industries shape storyworlds and steer the techniques by which they are conveyed, enhances our understanding of media and narrative.

Item Type: Book
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9783319705965
Depositing User: AN Smith
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 12:37
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2018 12:37
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/45263

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