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From cultural studies to cultural science

Hartley, John (2009) From cultural studies to cultural science. Cultural Science Journal, 2(1 ), pp. 1-16.

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Abstract

This paper, first presented at a symposium on the 'past, present and future of cultural studies,' traces disciplinary changes in the study of culture from the perspective of 'cultural science', a term that was used by some of the earliest practitioners of cultural studies, including Raymond Williams. The paper goes on to describe some of the present moment, including work on the creative industries, show that a new version of cultural science is needed, based on evolutionary principles, in dialogue with the evolutionary approach in economics that was called for a century ago by Thorstein Veblen. This evolutionary turn, or 'cultural science 2.0,' it is argued, offers a radical and challenging future for cultural studies.

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ID Code: 29624
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed via the journal's website (see Official URL)
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Keywords: cultural science, cultural studies, evolutionary economics, digital content
ISSN: 1836-0416
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified (200299)
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 John Hartley
Deposited On: 13 Jan 2010 07:10
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:05

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