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Creative Economies, Creative Cities

Asian-European Perspectives

Editors: Kong, Lily, O'Connor, Justin (Eds.)

  • The first critical examination of the intersection between creative industries and creative cities in Asia
  • Provides critical and comparative perspectives between Asia and Europe
  • Offers theoretical and theoretically informed empirical chapters
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About this book

The cultural and creative industries have become increasingly prominent on many policy agendas in recent years. Governments have identified the growing consumer potential for cultural/creative industry products in the home market, as well as for the growth of exports. The emphasis now lies on creativity, innovation, small business growth, and access to global markets – all in line with the move from cheap manufacture towards high value-added products and services. At the same time, the cultural and creative industries have become key drivers for urban regeneration and global repositioning of cities across Europe and Asia. Some of the themes, such as capital of culture, and attracting a ‘creative class’, have become global preoccupations. However, there are very real differences and ambiguities at play when such policy discourses move between historically distinct regions. By offering both Asian and European experiences, this volume shows the differences between them, and thus allows meaningful comparisons.

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From the reviews:

“Creative Economies, Creative Cities, an edited collection of articles by academics from Europe, the Far East and Australia, puts Florida’s thesis in global and historical context. The book mines a rich vein of debate that began long before 2002 about the effectiveness of the Creative Economy idea. … The book is a kind of echo chamber for academics and policy-makers … .” (Matthew J. Kiefer, ArchitectureBoston, September, 2009)

“One of the most valuable aspects of Creative Economies, Creative Cities is that it identifies questions from recent years about the cultural and creative industries, a sophisticated set of policy agendas regarding the development of creative economics and creative cities. … This collection should be read by policymakers interested in design and implementation of culture-led regeneration projects.” (Chang Bin Lee, International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 17 (3), June, 2011)

“The book has a strong interdisciplinary approach–effectively reflecting the variety of topics and methods that characterise research in this area. … the book proves a solid contribution and some of the chapters included will become highly cited within the field. … it is the first attempt to adopt an inclusive view on the creative economy and give us a better understating of the creative economies discourses and creative city policies taking place in Asia. For this ground-breaking reason the book has to be praised.”­­­ (Roberta Comunian, Journal of Cultural Economics, Vol. 34, February, 2010)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    O'Connor, Justin (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Policy Transfer and the Field of the Cultural and Creative Industries: What Can Be Learned from Europe?

    Pratt, Andy C.

    Pages 9-23

  • Creative Industries Across Cultural Borders: The Case of Video Games in Asia

    Tschang, Ted

    Pages 25-42

  • Spaces of Culture and Economy: Mapping the Cultural-Creative Cluster Landscape

    Mommaas, Hans

    Pages 45-59

  • Beyond Networks and Relations: Towards Rethinking Creative Cluster Theory

    Kong, Lily

    Pages 61-75

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creative Economies, Creative Cities
Book Subtitle
Asian-European Perspectives
Editors
  • Lily Kong
  • Justin O'Connor
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
98
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9949-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9949-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9948-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8226-8
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 234
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