From cultural to creative industries : theory, industry, and policy implications

Cunningham, Stuart D. (2011) From cultural to creative industries : theory, industry, and policy implications. In Moeran, Brian & Alacovska, Ana (Eds.) Creative Industries Critical Readings. BERG, London, pp. 54-65.

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Across post-industrial societies worldwide, the creative industries are increasingly seen as a key economic driver. These industries - including fields as diverse as advertising, art, computer games, crafts, design, fashion, film, museums, music, performing arts, publishing, radio, theatre and TV - are built upon individual creativity and innovation and have the potential to create wealth and employment through the mechanism of intellectual property.

Creative Industries: Critical Readings brings together the key writings - drawing on both journals and books - to present an authoritative and wide-ranging survey of this emerging field of study.

The set is presented with an introduction and the writings are divided into four volumes, organized thematically:

Volume 1: Concepts - focuses on the concept of creativity and the development of government and industry interest in creative industries;

Volume 2: Economy - maps the role and function of creative industries in the economy at large;

Volume 3: Organization - examines the ways in which creative institutions organize themselves; and

Volume 4: Work - addresses issues of creative work, labour and careers

This major reference work will be invaluable to scholars in economics, cultural studies, sociology, media studies and organization studies.

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ID Code: 48928
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: cultural industries, creative industries
ISBN: 9781847887788
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Berg Publishing
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2012 23:46
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 14:14

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