Reviews & Coverage

“This is a lucid, informative and passionate defence of the central role that journalists continue to play in enriching democratic debate and a valuable addition to the literature on self-employment more broadly.”
— LSE Review of Books

“Research like Cohen’s is becoming more pressing as freelancing and other forms of precarious employment permeate the culture industry.”
—  Media International Australia 

“By bringing Marx into her analysis, Cohen allows us to see freelance writing as both a site of struggle and a space of potential change.”
—  Canadian Journal of Media Studies

Writers’ Rights is a stellar contribution to the political economy of communications. Holistic, historical, geographical, moral, critical, dialectical, and guided by praxis, it is a paragon of the political economy of communications approach and an expression of its continuing analytical and explanatory power.”