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Cultural Industries and the Production of Culture

1st Edition

By Dominic Power, Allen J. Scott


280 pages

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Since the Second World War there has been considerable growth in the importance of non-manufacturing based forms of production to the performance of many Western economies. Many countries have seen increased contributions being made by industries such as the media, entertainment and artistic sectors.

Gathering together a leading international, multi disciplinary team of researchers, this informative book presents cutting-edge perspectives on how these industries function, their place in the new economy and how they can be harnessed for urban and regional economic and social development.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. A Prelude to Cultural Industries and the Production of Culture Part 2: Setting the Scene 2. Mapping the Cultural Industries: Regionalization; The Example of South East England 3. Cities, Culture and 'Transitional' Economies: Developing Cultural Industries in St. Petersburg 4. Putting E-Commerce In Its Place: Reflections on the Impact of the Internet on Cultural Industries Part 3: Creativity, Cities, and Places 5. Creativity, Fashion, and Market Behaviour 6. The Designer in the City and the City in the Designer 7. Creative Resources of the Japanese Video Game Industry 8. Making a Living in London's Small Scale Creative Sector Part 4: Clustering Processes in Cultural Industries 9. Toward a Multidimensional Conception of Clusters: The Case of the Leipzig Media Industry, Germany 10. Manufacturing Culture in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter 11. Beyond 'Clusters': Towards a 'Critical Political Economy' of Networks in the Film and Television Industies Part 5: Peripheral Regions and Global Markets 12. Minature Painting, Cultural Economy and Territorial Dynamics in Rajasthan, India 13. Profiting from Creativity? The Music Industry in Stockholm, Sweden and Kingston, Jamaica 14. Cultural Industry Production in Remote Places: Indigenous Popular Music in Australia

About the Authors

Allen J. Scott is Professor of Policy studies and Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles and Dominic is Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University, Sweden.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy

As ever-increasing proportion of the world's business takes place across national borders, the need to understand the motive forces behind international business becomes greater. Transnationals are now, in many cases, as important as national governments in shaping trade flows and economic trends. As this series demonstrates, international business is not just the preserve of the largest companies, but impacts on all aspects of business and economic activity. This series is essential reading for policy makers as well as researchers in international business and applied international economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture