PhD defence Ana Alacovska

Genre and Autonomy in Cultural Production: The case of travel guidebook production

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 15:00 to 17:00

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Ana Alacovska has submitted her thesis entitled:

Genre and Autonomy in Cultural Production: The case of travel guidebook production

The thesis investigates the place and role of genres in cultural production, while focusing empirically on travel guidebook publishing. Genres are central to the understanding of travel writers’ experiences of work, professional practices and biographic subjectivities. The question is how and in what way genres matter to professional cultural producers or make a difference in cultural production within the institutions of creative/media industries. In order to answer this question, the thesis develops an analytical framework based on the ‘strong program’ in cultural sociology that allows for approaching genres as active ingredients that do something for the producers by virtue of their structuralist poetics, rather than treating genres merely as backdrops, classificatory and taxonomic systems, or promotional categories.

Professor Brian Moeran, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Copenhagen Business School 

Assessment Committee: 
Associate Professor John Mathieu (Chair), Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School 

Associate Professor Erika Andersson Cederholm, Lund University

Professor Rosalind Gill, King’s College London

The thesis will be available from approx. one week before the defence.

The Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence at Porcelænshaven in the “Gallery”.

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