It brings du Gay's style and originality to bear on the subject of culture and economy, and results in a book that will once more make a solid contribution to cultural studies. The book is divided into three sections:
Section 1: Identity and History
Section 2: Theory
Section 3: Politics
It also features an Introduction which outlines the distinctiveness of 'cultural economy' as an academic practice. It also offers an overview of the current state of the discipline and field.