Violaine Roussel (English version)

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Professor of Sociology, University of Paris VIII | vroussel@univ-paris8.fr

Research Center : CRESPPA-Labtop, Centre de Recherches Sociologiques et Politiques de Paris, UMR 7217

Research Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media

Member of the International Relations Board, University of Paris VIII

Co-editor of the “Culture & Society” book series, Presses Universitaires de Vincennes

 

Areas of Interest :

Sociology of cultural industries ; Transformation of entertainment industries in the streaming era ; Media and technology

Work and occupations in the film and television industries ; The production of popular culture (Data specialists in film & TV industries, Production and brokerage in entertainment industries)

International comparison (USA/China) ; Globalization and transnational circulations

 

Recent videos

"Hollywood Data Specialists & the Reshaping of Production Logics," Labex ICCA, International Seminar, MSH Paris Nord, April 12, 2024

Moderator, Panel 1 "Innovation in Content Strategy," International conference Transforming Hollywood 11 : Storytelling & Technology, Dec. 1st ; 2023

 

Publications

Books & Edition of Special Issues in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Forthcoming, Under contract, Hollywood in the Age of Streaming Platforms, Princeton University Press

2019. Art et Contestation aux États-Unis. Ed. Presses Universitaires de France/La Vie des Idées. https://laviedesidees.fr/Art-et-contestation-aux-Etats-Unis.html

2019. Penser les frontières sociales. Enquêtes sur l’engagement, la culture et la politique, Ed. with Lilian Mathieu. Presses Universitaires de Lyon. http://presses.univ-lyon2.fr/produit.php?id_produit=2045

2017. Representing Talent : Hollywood Agents and the Making of Movies, University of Chicago Press. http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/R/bo26773990.html

Translated in Korean, 2019

2016. How to Do Politics with Art, ed., with A. Banerji, Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/How-To-Do-Politics-With-Art/Roussel-Banerji/p/book/9781472473431

2015. Brokerage and Production in the American and French Entertainment Industries. Invisible Hands in Cultural Markets, ed., with D. Bielby, Lanham : Lexington Books, 220 p. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739193136/Brokerage-and-Production-in-the-American-and-French-Entertainment-Industries-Invisible-Hands-in-Cultural-Markets

2015. “Usages politiques de la forme procès.” ed., with V. Codaccioni et D. Puccio-Den, Droit et Société, 1(89), 222 p. http://www.lgdj.fr/revue-droit-et-societe-2015-n-89-9782275028958.html

2011. Art vs War. Les artistes contre la guerre en Irak, Paris : Presses de Sciences Po, 316 p. http://www.pressesdesciencespo.fr/fr/livre/?GCOI=27246100074600

2010. Voicing Dissent. American Artists and the War on Iraq. With B. Lechaux. London-New York : Routledge, 304 p. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415800587/

2010. Les artistes et la politique. Terrains franco-américains, ed., Paris : Presses universitaires de Vincennes, 304 p. http://www.puv-univ-paris8.org/fiche.php?rech=collections&collection_id=13&ouvrage_id=494

Translated in : “Arts and Politics. A French-American Perspective.” International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, Special Issue, 23(2-3), 2010, p. 57-190.

2009. “Malaise dans la representation.”, ed., with A. Boutaleb, Sociétés contemporaines, n. 74, p. 5-120.

2002. Affaires de juges. Les magistrats dans les scandales politiques en France, Paris : La Découverte, 310 p.

 

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals & Book Chapters in English

Forthcoming, "Data Specialists in Hollywood and the Redefinition of Production Roles." In Simon Rogerson & Laura Robinson (eds.), Handbook of Digital Social Science, Edward Elgar Establishing.

Forthcoming, “The Invention of Digital Agenting and the Transformation of Entertainment.” In Mann Denise (ed.), Content Wars : Pipelines and Platforms, UC Press.

2016, “How Hollywood Agents Do Politics.” In Roussel V. and Banerji A. eds.. How to Do Politics with Art, London/NY, Routledge, 166-191.

2016, “Introduction.” With A. Banerji. In How to Do Politics with Art, London/NY, Routledge, 1-20.

2016. “Talent Agenting in the Age of Conglomerates.” In Curtin (M.), Sanson (K.) eds., Precarious Creativity, Oakland : UC Press, 86-100. http://www.luminosoa.org/site/books/detail/10/precarious-creativity/

2015. “Cultural Brokerage in the French and American Film and Television Industries”. With D. Bielby. In Roussel (V.) and Bielby (D.) eds., Brokerage and Production in the American and French Entertainment Industries : Invisible Hands in Cultural Markets, Lanham : Lexington Books, 1-14.

2015, “’It’s not the network, it’s the relationship.’ The Relational Work of Hollywood Talent Agents.” In Roussel (V.) and Bielby (D.) eds., Brokerage and Production in the American and French Entertainment Industries : Invisible Hands in Cultural Markets, Lanham : Lexington Books, 103-122.

2013, “Celebrities and Politics : Representation Struggles in Public Arenas.” In Wejnert (B.) ed., Voices of Globalization. Research in Political Sociology (Volume 21), Emerald Group Publishing, 127–148.

2010, “Introduction : Artists and Politics, a French-American Perspective,” International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, 23 (2-3) : 63-68.

2010, “Making a Political Movie That Does Not Take a Political Stand : Specialization and Depoliticization in American Cinema”, International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, 23 (2-3) : 137-155.

2010, “For a Sociology of Committed Professionals”, Sociologie du Travail, special issue in English, Vol. 52, Supplement 1 : 64-82.

2007, “Occupational Logics and Political Commitment. American Artists against the Iraq War”, International Political Sociology, 1 (4) : 373-390.

2003, “New Moralities of Risk and Political Responsibilities”, in Ericson (R.V.), ed., Risk and Morality, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, p. 117-144.

2002, “Changing Definitions of Risk and Responsibility in French Political Scandals”, Journal of Law and Society, Volume 29 (3) : 461-486.

 

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals & Book Chapters in French (selection)

2023, "Faire sens de la transformation numérique d’Hollywood. Naissance et métamorphoses du digital agenting", Sociologie du Travail, vol. 65, n° 2, avril-juin 2023

2022, “Entre pouvoir relationnel et pouvoir positionnel : les agents artistiques d’Hollywood.” In Katalin Por et al. (eds.) Les échelles de la création cinématographique. L’individu, le collectif et l’industrie, Paris : Éditions de l’AFRHC.

2018, “Nancy Wang Yuen, Reel Inequality : Hollywood Actors and Racism.” Sociologie du travail, 60 (2), online http://journals.openedition.org/sdt/1932

2018, “Comment le monde vacille ou tient ? Liaisons et ruptures intersectorielles” With A. Boutaleb, in Brigitte Gaïti and Johanna Siméant (eds.), La consistance des crises, Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 113-130.

2015, “Une économie des émotions. Le travail de relation des agents artistiques à Hollywood.” La nouvelle revue du travail, 6 (online https://nrt.revues.org/2117).

2014, “Les agents artistiques américains : des intermédiaires de marché ?” in Laurent Jeanpierre and Olivier Roueff (eds.). De nouveaux créateurs ? Intermédiaires des arts, des industries culturelles et des contenus numériques, Paris : Editions des Archives Contemporaines, 97-112.

2011, “Rationalisation professionnelle versus politisation ? Rapports aux mobilisations dans les espaces artistiques contemporains aux Etats-Unis.” OPUS-Sociologie de l’art, 16 : 17-57.

2010, “‘Faire un film politique qui ne prend pas de position politique’ : spécialisation et dépolitisation dans l’espace du cinéma américain.” in V. Roussel (ed.), Les artistes et la politique. Terrains franco-américains, Paris, PUV, 157-187.

 

Leadership in international research projects (recent)

Coordinator of the TREND Network (Transforming Entertainment in the Digital age), IRN CNRS (2019-2023) ; Partnerships : USC (School of Cinematic Arts), UCLA (School of Theater, Film and Television), UCSB (Film and Media Studies), University of Paris VIII, CNRS (French National Agency for Scientific Research)