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Creative Economy and Culture : Challenges, Changes and Futures for the Creative Industries (Paperback)

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"The most ambitious, thoughtful and internationally aware assessment to date of the creative economy. Defining creativity as the production of newness in complex, adaptive systems, the authors make the case that together the creative economy, along with other cultural outputs, represent a planet-wide innovation capability which marks an epochal turn in human affairs."– Ian Hargreaves, CBE, Professor of Digital Economy, Cardiff UniversityCreativity, new ideas and innovation - and with them the growth of knowledge - have spilled out of the lab, studio and factory into the street, scene, and social media. Now, everyday life is productive, everyone is creative, and new ideas can come from anywhere around the world.  Instead of confining cultural expression to talented artists and expert professionals, this book investigates creative new ideas fromeveryone. Instead of confining the ‘creative industries’ to one sector of the economy and one type of productivity, this book extends the idea of creative innovation toeverything. Instead of confining the growth of knowledge to wealthy countries or markets, this book looks for it in developing and emergent countries, everywhere.The productivity of creativity can now be seen as a global phenomenon. It demands a systems-based and dynamic mode of explanation.Creative Economy and Culture pursues the conceptual, historical, practical, critical and educational issues and implications. It looks at conceptual challenges, the forces and dynamics of change, and prospects for the future of creative work at planetary scale.It is essential reading for upper level students and researchers of the creative and cultural industries across media and cultural studies, communication and sociology.

Creative Industries studies is now well-established in higher education in many countries, especially in universities and colleges where there is a component of creative-practice education as well as cultural and aesthetic theory or business and economic analysis. The Creative Industries field is an interdisciplinary amalgam that draws from the humanities, the creative arts, technology studies, and the social sciences. Cultural, economic, political, artistic, scientific and technological discourses all contribute to the Creative Industries, and all deploy their own specialist language.

This book shows how a coherent field is slowly resolving itself into focus through this diverse, distributed, multi-discursive and undirected collective enterprise. It charts a pathway through the terrain, showing how students, researchers, entrepreneurs, practitioners and policymakers can make use of recent advances in the systematic study of the creative process on a population-wide scale.

By the end of the book, readers will understand the issues at stake, the major scholarly writers and industry thought-leaders, and the methodological problems associated with this interdisciplinary field. They will also have a comprehensive grasp of the scale, importance, dynamics and limits of the creative industries as such, and the future prospects for creative enterprise.

Number of Pages: 250
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Media Studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Author: John Hartley
Language: English
Street Date: October 7, 2015
TCIN: 17104383
UPC: 9780857028785
Item Number (DPCI): 247-01-0591
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