Creative industries as a globally contestable policy field
Cunningham, Stuart D. (2009) Creative industries as a globally contestable policy field. Chinese Journal of Communication, 2(1), pp. 13-24.
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The development of the creative industries “proposition” has caused a great deal of controversy. Even as it has been examined and adopted in several, quite diverse, jurisdictions as a policy language seeking to respond to both creative production and consumption in new economic conditions, it is subject to at times withering critique from within academic media, cultural and communication studies. It is held to promote a simplistic narrative of the merging of culture and economics and represents incoherent policy; the data sources are suspect and underdeveloped; there is a utopianization of “creative” labor; and a benign globalist narrative of the adoption of the idea. This article looks at some of these critiques of creative industries idea and argues against them.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||creative industries, culture and economics, creative labor, precarious labor, entrepreneurialism, creative industries mapping|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Routledge/Taylor & Francis|
|Deposited On:||18 Jun 2009 14:48|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:05|
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