This Reader brings together the exciting and innovative work that has appeared in the last 10 years in the growing field of cultural economy. * Brings together exciting and innovative work from the last ten years in the emerging field of cultural economy. * Contains a substantial introduction by the editors on the main strands and history of the cultural economy approach. * Shows how the pursuit of prosperity always involves multiple and hybrid orderings that cannot be reduced to either the terms culture or economy. * Shows that thinking about cultural economy is both a substantive task and a valuable contribution to knowledge. * Material is organised around different links in the value chain.