Author: djhesmondhalgh

David Hesmondhalgh is professor of media, music, and culture in the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. He is the author (with Kate Oakley, David Lee, and Melissa Nisbett) of Culture, Economy and Politics: The Case of New Labour (2015), Why Music Matters (2013), Creative Labour: Media Work in Three Cultural Industries (Routledge, 2011, co-written with Sarah Baker), and The Cultural Industries (Sage, 4th edition due in 2018). Twitter: @hesmondthing

Authored by David Hesmondhalgh

British Election Nights, Despair, and Hope: A Personal History

David Hesmondhalgh

British election nights have followed a certain pattern for decades. The polling stations close at 10 p.m. The ballot boxes are delivered to municipal sports halls across the country, where local government employees count the votes through the night, before […]

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