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dc.contributor.authorBarker, David
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-09T14:35:34Z
dc.date.available2021-08-09T14:35:34Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-31
dc.identifier.citationBarker, D. (2021). 'Curating the Canon: Editorial Decision-Making, Bias and Privilege in Publishing'. Journal of Cultural Analysis and Social Change, 6(1), pp. 1-15.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2589-1316
dc.identifier.doi10.20897/jcasc/11118
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625915
dc.description.abstractIn September 2003, the independent publishing house Continuum launched a book series under the banner of “33 1/3”. These were, in the publisher's own promotional literature, “short books about classic albums”. But who decides what constitutes a classic album, and who decides which authors should write such books? Using an autoethnographic approach to analyse the curatorial thinking and strategy behind this book series, and through close analysis of the online discourse around it, the article innovates by exploring the commercial and curatorial practice of one publishing imprint in the first decade of the 2000s. By focusing closely on the work of one editor and drawing on primary data concerning book proposals that were accepted or rejected as well as reader reactions to those decisions, I illustrate how decisions are made and how editorial bias might impact the authorial voices that publishers choose to amplify. Finally, the article examines curatorial practice in publishing in light of more recent discussions of inequalities and imbalances of power (along both gender and ethnic lines) in the industry.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherLectito Journalsen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.20897/jcasc/11118en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectpublishingen_US
dc.subjectethicsen_US
dc.subjecttasteen_US
dc.subjectbiasen_US
dc.titleCurating the Canon: Editorial Decision-Making, Bias and Privilege in Publishingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Cultural Analysis and Social Changeen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-06
refterms.dateFOA2021-08-09T14:35:35Z
dc.author.detail785642en_US


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