Creative industries as policy and discourse outside the United Kingdom

Cunningham, Stuart D. (2007) Creative industries as policy and discourse outside the United Kingdom. Global Media and Communication, 3(3), pp. 347-352.

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Media, cultural and communication studies' critique of the concept of creative industries as policy discourse has been as consistent as it has been negative. The gap between the remarkable enthusiasm with which it has been taken up in policy circles across many parts of the world and at many levels (national, state, regional, supranational), and the depth of opposition to it academically, marks it out as a major contemporary instance of the gap between policy and critique (Cunningham, 1992). Interestingly, though, almost all of this critique has been focused on the British policy environment, and as such betrays a remarkably metropolitanist bias. This brief overview of policy situations elsewhere in the world offers an interesting case study in internationalizing media studies, comparing their 'problematics' with those identified by Garnham as foundational to the creative industries discourse.

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ID Code: 12164
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Media, cultural and communication studies, creative industries, Nicholas Garnham
DOI: 10.1177/17427665070030030502
ISSN: 1742-7673
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Sage Publications
Copyright Statement: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Global Media and Communication 3(3):(2007)© SAGE Publications Ltd, 2007 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Global Media and Communication page: on SAGE Journals Online:
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:41

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