Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



This item is not yet published, but may be pre-ordered now for delivery when available.

Notify Me When In Stock

Published: 04 March 2021 (Estimated)

576 Pages | 15 halftones


ISBN: 9780199731626

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (AE)

The Making of the American Creative Class

New York's Culture Workers and Twentieth-Century Consumer Capitalism

Shannan Clark

  • The definitive history of New York City's white-collar workers in the twentieth century and the city's media and culture industries.
  • Based on extensive archival materials on the development of publishing, advertising, broadcasting, and design firms, the state of labor relations within these firms, and key figures in labor and consumer activism.
  • Offers a chronological sweep from the mass-production of consumer culture to the economic dislocations of the 1970s and 1980s and today's media landscape.