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Culture, Creativity and Economy : Collaborative Practices, Value Creation and Spaces of Creativity, Paperback / softback Book

Culture, Creativity and Economy : Collaborative Practices, Value Creation and Spaces of Creativity Paperback / softback

Edited by Brian J. (University of Southampton, UK) Hracs, Taylor Brydges, Tina Haisch, Atle Hauge, Johan Jansson, Jenny Sjoholm

Part of the The Dynamics of Economic Space series

Paperback / softback


This book nuances our understanding of the contemporary creative economy by engaging with a set of three key tensions which emerged over the course of eight European Colloquiums on Culture, Creativity and Economy (CCE): 1) the tension between individual and collaborative creative practices, 2) the tension between tradition and innovation, and 3) the tension between isolated and interconnected spaces of creativity. Rather than focusing on specific processes, such as production, industries or locations, the tensions acknowledge and engage with the messy and restless nature of the creative economy.

Individual chapters offer insights into poorly understood practices, locations and contexts such as co-working spaces in Berlin and rural Spain, creative businesses in Leicester and the role and importance of cultural intermediaries in creative economies within Africa.

Others examine the nature of trans-local cultural flows, the evolving "field" of fashion, and the implications of social media and crowdfunding platforms. This book will be of interest to students, scholars and professionals researching the creative economy, as well as specific cultural and creative industries, across the humanities and social sciences.



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