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Cultures and Globalization: The Cultural Economy

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ISBN: 9781412934749
Author(s): Helmut Anheier
Format: Paperback
Year: 2008
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Pages: 688
Series: Cultures and Globalization

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'The notions of 'creative industry' and 'creative economy' have become ever more insistent in contemporary cultural, economic and urbanistic debates. Provoking vociferous opposition as well as overblown hyperbole the questions raised by these ideas can no longer be side-stepped or dismissed. This extremely rich book surveys the full range of the creative economy, from ethnic-based craftspeople to digital second lifers, and includes Africa and Asia alongside the heartlands of USA and Europe. In so doing it tackles some fundamental questions head-on. It gives full voice to those anxious about global homogenisation and those powerfully critical of the monopolisation and concentration of ownership and control by the mega-corporations. But as the key introductory and concluding chapters make clear, it is simply not possible any longer to ignore the enormous transformational power of the creative economy. We have to both understand the new cultural and economic landscape in which we live and to avoid the blanket condemnations of those who would argue that this global creative economy is inimical to meaningful culture.
In this book we find the tools to help achieve both of these' - Professor Justin O'Connor, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds 'This catholic volume has succeeded admirably in drawing together a range of leading academics and renowned artists, cultural activists, and consul Please click here to ask a question
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