Professor Mark Banks

  • Professor of Cultural Economy (Theatre, Film & Television Studies)

Research interests

My interest is in the cultural or creative industries, where I focus on work and employment, culture-economy relations, participation and social justice. Here, I have a particular interest in the visual arts, music and media industries. I also write about cultural theory, cultural value, cities, and popular culture.

Current research is concerned with how the cultural industries and the wider ‘creative economy’ can be made more socially and (‘creatively’) just, and better linked to ecological politics, especially through the ideas of post-growth, well-being or transitional economies.

Prior to my appointment at Glasgow, I was Professor and founding Director of the CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies at the University of Leicester. Before this I was Reader in Sociology at The Open University and also lectured at Manchester Metropolitan University, where I began my career working at the Manchester Institute for Popular Culture in the late 1990s.

Publications

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Number of items: 26.

2020

Banks, M. (2020) The work of culture and C-19. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 23(4), pp. 648-654. (doi: 10.1177/1367549420924687)

Serafini, P. and Banks, M. (2020) Living precarious lives? Time and temporality in visual arts careers. Culture Unbound, (doi: 10.3384/cu.2000.1525.20200504a) (Early Online Publication)

2019

Banks, M. (2019) Precarity, biography, and event: work and time in the cultural industries. Sociological Research Online, 24(4), pp. 541-556. (doi: 10.1177/1360780419844526)

2018

Banks, M. (2018) Creative economies of tomorrow? Limits to growth and the uncertain future. Cultural Trends, 27(5), pp. 367-380. (doi: 10.1080/09548963.2018.1534720)

2017

Banks, M. and O'Connor, J. (2017) Inside the whale (and how to get out of there): moving on from two decades of creative industries research. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 20(6), pp. 637-654. (doi: 10.1177/1367549417733002)

Wood, H. , Kay, J. B. and Banks, M. (2017) The working class, ordinary celebrity, and “illegitimate” cultural work. In: Deery, J. and Press, A. (eds.) Media and Class: TV, Film, and Digital Culture. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 117-130. ISBN 9781138229785 (doi:10.4324/9781315387987-8)

Banks, M. (2017) Creative Justice: Cultural Industries, Work and Inequality. Rowman & Littlefield International, Ltd.: London. ISBN 9781786601285

Ashton, H. and Banks, M. (2017) Step into the zone: career dancers, cultural work and intensity. In: Jordan, T., McClure, B. and Woodward, K. (eds.) Culture, Identity and Intense Performativity: Being in the Zone. Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 95-111. ISBN 9781138185920

2016

Banks, M. and Oakley, K. (2016) The dance goes on forever? Art schools, class and UK higher education. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 22(1), pp. 41-57. (doi: 10.1080/10286632.2015.1101082)

2015

Banks, M. and Oakley, K. (2015) UK art workers, class, and the myth of mobility. In: Maxwell, R. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Labor and Media. Series: Routledge companions. Routledge: New York, pp. 170-179. ISBN 9780415837446 (doi:10.4324/9780203404119-14)

Banks, M. (2015) Valuing Cultural Industries. In: Oakley, K. and O'Connor, J. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries. Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 35-44. ISBN 9780415706209

2014

Banks, M. and Toynbee, J. (2014) Race, consecration and the music outside? The making of the British jazz avant-garde 1968-1973. In: Toynbee, J., Tackley, C. and Doffman, M. (eds.) Black British Jazz. Ashgate: Farnham, pp. 91-110. ISBN 9781472417565

Banks, M. (2014) Being in the zone of cultural work. Culture Unbound, 6, pp. 241-262. (doi: 10.3384/cu.2000.1525.146241)

2013

Banks, M. (2013) Creative cities, counter-finance and the aesthetics of exchange: Copenhagen’s artmoney project. Cities, 33, pp. 36-42. (doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2012.05.010)

Banks, M. , Gill, R. and Taylor, S. (Eds.) (2013) Theorizing Cultural Work: Labour, Continuity and Change in the Cultural and Creative Industries. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9780415502337

2012

Banks, M. and Barnett, C. (Eds.) (2012) The Uses of Social Science. The Open University: Milton Keynes. ISBN 9781848734746

Banks, M. (2012) MacIntyre, Bourdieu and the practice of jazz. Popular Music, 31(1), pp. 69-86. (doi: 10.1017/s0261143011000468)

2011

Banks, M. and Milestone, K. (2011) Individualization, gender and cultural work. Gender, Work and Organization, 18(1), pp. 73-89. (doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2010.00535.x)

2010

Banks, M. (2010) Craft labour and creative industries. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 16(3), pp. 305-321. (doi: 10.1080/10286630903055885)

Banks, M. (2010) Autonomy guaranteed? Cultural work and the “Art–Commerce Relation”. Journal for Cultural Research, 14(3), pp. 251-269. (doi: 10.1080/14797581003791487)

2009

Banks, M. and Hesmondhalgh, D. (2009) Looking for work in creative industries policy. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 15(4), pp. 415-430. (doi: 10.1080/10286630902923323)

Banks, M. and O'Connor, J. (2009) After the creative industries. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 15(4), pp. 365-373. (doi: 10.1080/10286630902989027)

2007

Banks, M. (2007) The Politics of Cultural Work. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9780230019218 (doi:10.1057/9780230288713)

2006

Banks, M. (2006) Moral economy and cultural work. Sociology, 40(3), pp. 455-472. (doi: 10.1177/0038038506063669)

2005

Banks, M. (2005) Spaces of (in)security: media and fear of crime in a local context. Crime, Media, Culture, 1(2), pp. 169-187. (doi: 10.1177/1741659005054020)

2000

Banks, M. , Lovatt, A. , O'Connor, J. and Raffo, C. (2000) Risk and trust in the cultural industries. Geoforum, 31(4), pp. 453-464. (doi: 10.1016/s0016-7185(00)00008-7)

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Number of items: 26.

Articles

Banks, M. (2020) The work of culture and C-19. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 23(4), pp. 648-654. (doi: 10.1177/1367549420924687)

Serafini, P. and Banks, M. (2020) Living precarious lives? Time and temporality in visual arts careers. Culture Unbound, (doi: 10.3384/cu.2000.1525.20200504a) (Early Online Publication)

Banks, M. (2019) Precarity, biography, and event: work and time in the cultural industries. Sociological Research Online, 24(4), pp. 541-556. (doi: 10.1177/1360780419844526)

Banks, M. (2018) Creative economies of tomorrow? Limits to growth and the uncertain future. Cultural Trends, 27(5), pp. 367-380. (doi: 10.1080/09548963.2018.1534720)

Banks, M. and O'Connor, J. (2017) Inside the whale (and how to get out of there): moving on from two decades of creative industries research. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 20(6), pp. 637-654. (doi: 10.1177/1367549417733002)

Banks, M. and Oakley, K. (2016) The dance goes on forever? Art schools, class and UK higher education. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 22(1), pp. 41-57. (doi: 10.1080/10286632.2015.1101082)

Banks, M. (2014) Being in the zone of cultural work. Culture Unbound, 6, pp. 241-262. (doi: 10.3384/cu.2000.1525.146241)

Banks, M. (2013) Creative cities, counter-finance and the aesthetics of exchange: Copenhagen’s artmoney project. Cities, 33, pp. 36-42. (doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2012.05.010)

Banks, M. (2012) MacIntyre, Bourdieu and the practice of jazz. Popular Music, 31(1), pp. 69-86. (doi: 10.1017/s0261143011000468)

Banks, M. and Milestone, K. (2011) Individualization, gender and cultural work. Gender, Work and Organization, 18(1), pp. 73-89. (doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2010.00535.x)

Banks, M. (2010) Craft labour and creative industries. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 16(3), pp. 305-321. (doi: 10.1080/10286630903055885)

Banks, M. (2010) Autonomy guaranteed? Cultural work and the “Art–Commerce Relation”. Journal for Cultural Research, 14(3), pp. 251-269. (doi: 10.1080/14797581003791487)

Banks, M. and Hesmondhalgh, D. (2009) Looking for work in creative industries policy. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 15(4), pp. 415-430. (doi: 10.1080/10286630902923323)

Banks, M. and O'Connor, J. (2009) After the creative industries. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 15(4), pp. 365-373. (doi: 10.1080/10286630902989027)

Banks, M. (2006) Moral economy and cultural work. Sociology, 40(3), pp. 455-472. (doi: 10.1177/0038038506063669)

Banks, M. (2005) Spaces of (in)security: media and fear of crime in a local context. Crime, Media, Culture, 1(2), pp. 169-187. (doi: 10.1177/1741659005054020)

Banks, M. , Lovatt, A. , O'Connor, J. and Raffo, C. (2000) Risk and trust in the cultural industries. Geoforum, 31(4), pp. 453-464. (doi: 10.1016/s0016-7185(00)00008-7)

Books

Banks, M. (2017) Creative Justice: Cultural Industries, Work and Inequality. Rowman & Littlefield International, Ltd.: London. ISBN 9781786601285

Banks, M. (2007) The Politics of Cultural Work. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9780230019218 (doi:10.1057/9780230288713)

Book Sections

Wood, H. , Kay, J. B. and Banks, M. (2017) The working class, ordinary celebrity, and “illegitimate” cultural work. In: Deery, J. and Press, A. (eds.) Media and Class: TV, Film, and Digital Culture. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 117-130. ISBN 9781138229785 (doi:10.4324/9781315387987-8)

Ashton, H. and Banks, M. (2017) Step into the zone: career dancers, cultural work and intensity. In: Jordan, T., McClure, B. and Woodward, K. (eds.) Culture, Identity and Intense Performativity: Being in the Zone. Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 95-111. ISBN 9781138185920

Banks, M. and Oakley, K. (2015) UK art workers, class, and the myth of mobility. In: Maxwell, R. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Labor and Media. Series: Routledge companions. Routledge: New York, pp. 170-179. ISBN 9780415837446 (doi:10.4324/9780203404119-14)

Banks, M. (2015) Valuing Cultural Industries. In: Oakley, K. and O'Connor, J. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries. Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 35-44. ISBN 9780415706209

Banks, M. and Toynbee, J. (2014) Race, consecration and the music outside? The making of the British jazz avant-garde 1968-1973. In: Toynbee, J., Tackley, C. and Doffman, M. (eds.) Black British Jazz. Ashgate: Farnham, pp. 91-110. ISBN 9781472417565

Edited Books

Banks, M. , Gill, R. and Taylor, S. (Eds.) (2013) Theorizing Cultural Work: Labour, Continuity and Change in the Cultural and Creative Industries. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9780415502337

Banks, M. and Barnett, C. (Eds.) (2012) The Uses of Social Science. The Open University: Milton Keynes. ISBN 9781848734746

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Grants

Recent awards:

  • 2019 Creativity and Innovation in Context; Midlands Innovation Priority Fund (CO-I)
  • 2018 It Takes a Region to Raise an Artist; AHRC Creative Economy Engagement Fellowship (PI)
  • 2018 Doubling Disability; Creative Diversity Network (CO-I)
  • 2017 Phoenix Digital Impact; AHRC Creative Economy Engagement Fellowship (PI)
  • 2016 Diversity Meta-Analysis; British Film Institute (CO-I)
  • 2013 The Values of Cultural Work; AHRC Cultural Value Project (PI)
  • 2009 What is Black British Jazz? ; AHRC Beyond Text Programme (CO-I)

Supervision

I would welcome students who are interested in researching any aspect of the cultural or creative industries, or cultural and creative economy policy, especially around music, the visual arts, and cultural regeneration. Topics that focus on political, cultural and environmental theory as applied to the cultural industries are similarly encouraged. Projects on cities, popular culture and social change are also welcomed. If in doubt - or to discuss your ideas further – just drop me a line.

Current and previous topics supervised include:

  • Histories and Futures of UK Cultural Democracy
  • Gender and Costume Labour in the Screen Industries
  • Disability, Work and Cultural Economies
  • Culture, Leisure and Austerity
  • Cultural Work in Colombian Television
  • Cultural Industries Policy in Three Chinese Cities

Teaching

  • MSc Creative Industries and Cultural Policy

Additional information

  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Visiting Professor, Commercial Music, University of Westminster (2015-18)
  • Visiting Fellow ASCIS, University of Norrkoping (2006)