Victorian Literary Businesses [electronic resource] : The Management and Practices of the British Publishing Industry / by Marrisa Joseph
- Joseph, Marrisa
- Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
- 1st ed. 2019.
- Physical Description:
- XV, 229 pages 4 illustrations, 3 illustrations in color : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- SpringerLink (Online service)
- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Institutional Routines and the Victorian Publishing Industry -- Chapter 3: Authorship: Legitimation of a Literary Profession -- Chapter 4: Literary Agents: Middlemen of the Industry -- Chapter 5: Publishing Power Houses -- Chapter 6: The Macmillans: A Leviathan House -- Chapter 7: Protecting the Future: Literary Professional Associations -- Chapter 8: Conclusion.
- This book explores the business practices of the British publishing industry from 1843-1900, discussing the role of creative businesses in society and the close relationship between culture and business in a historical context. Marrisa Joseph develops a strong cultural, social and historical discussion around the developments in copyright law, gender and literary culture from a management perspective; analysing how individuals formed professional associations and contract law to instigate new processes. Drawing on institutional theory and analysing primary and archival sources, this book traces how the practices of literary businesses developed, reproduced and later legitimised. By offering a close analysis of some of publishing's most influential businesses, it provides an insight into the decision-making processes that shaped an industry and brings to the fore the 'institutional story' surrounding literary business and their practices, many of which can still be seen today.
- Digital File Characteristics:
- text file PDF
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