On the Vagaries of Production Research

  • Philip Schlesinger
Part of the Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research book series (GTMCR)


The editors of this volume have asked me to undertake a brief stocktaking: to reflect on my experience of undertaking production research of various kinds in the media and cultural fields since the early 1970s. I shall begin by discussing my earliest research and then—covering intervening decades—consider examples of other projects pertinent to the concerns of this book, as well as changes in how the role of the researcher has been conceived and enacted. This essay is intended to be exploratory rather than comprehensive—a first pass at an argument. If this text seems to be unduly self-referential, my apologies, but that goes with the territory I have been asked to traverse.


Production Research Academic Freedom Knowledge Exchange Production Study Creative Industry 
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