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Social network and aesthetic reflexivity in the creative industries

Gu, Xin (2010) Social network and aesthetic reflexivity in the creative industries. Journal of International Communication, 16(2), pp. 55-66.

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Abstract

This article reviews some key critical writing about the commodification or exploitation of networked social relations in the creative industries. Through a comparative case study of networks in fashion and new media industries in the city of Manchester, UK, the article draws attention to the social, cultural and aesthetic aspects of the networks among creative practitioners. It argues that within the increasing commercialisation in the creative industries there are networked spaces within which non-instrumental values are created. The building of social networks reflects on the issue of how creatives perceive their work in these industries both economically and socially/culturally.

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ID Code: 43723
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: creative industries, new media, fashion, social networks, aesthetic reflexivity
DOI: 10.1080/13216597.2010.9674768
ISSN: 1321-6597
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Cultural Theory (200204)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Routledge
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in [Journal of International Communication, 16(2), pp. 55-66]. [Journal of International Communication] is available online at InformaWorld
Deposited On: 01 Aug 2011 08:22
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:37

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