Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

The Industrialization of Creativity and Its Limits

Values, Politics and Lifestyles of Contemporary Cultural Economies

Editors: Kiriya, Ilya, Kompatsiaris, Panos, Mylonas, Yannis (Eds.)

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  • Provides an overview of the latest developments in political economy of creativity
  • Examines the policy implications of new ecologies of cultural production and consumption
  • Includes detailed case studies on geographical and cultural contexts
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Creativity loosely refers to activities in the visual arts, music, design, film and performance that are primarily intended to produce forms of affect and social meaning. Yet, over the last few decades, creativity has also been explicitly mobilized by governments around the world as a ‘resource’ for achieving economic growth. The creative economy discourse emphasizes individuality, innovation, self-fulfillment, career advancement and the idea of leading exciting lives as remedies to social alienation. This book critically assesses that discourse, and explores how political shifts and new theoretical frameworks are affecting the creative economy in various parts of the world at a time when creative industries are becoming increasingly ‘industrialized.’ Further, it highlights how work inequalities, oligopolistic strategies, competitive logics and unsustainable models are inherent weaknesses of the industrial model of creativity. The interdisciplinary contributions presented here address the operationalization of creative practices in a variety of geographical contexts, ranging from the UK, France and Russia, to Greece, Argentina and Italy, and examine issues concerning art biennials, museums, DIY cultures, technologies, creative writing, copyright laws, ideological formations, craft production and creative co-ops.    


About the authors

Ilya Kiriya is Professor and Chair of the School of Media, Faculty of Communication, Media and Design at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). He holds a PhD in information and communication science from Grenoble Stendhal University (France) and second PhD in journalism from the Moscow State University. His research interests are in the political economy of media and communication, concentration, capital and industrial strategies of big media companies and conglomerates in field of media and public sphere structures in post-soviet countries. 
Panos Kompatsiaris is Assistant Professor of Art and Media at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). He holds a PhD in art theory from the University of Edinburgh, and has published on art and cultural politics in various journals and edited volumes, including a monograph titled 'The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials' (Routledge, 2017). He is a co-editor of a special journal issue on art and value with the Journal of Cultural Economy.

Yiannis Mylonas is Assistant Professor at the Media Department of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). He holds a PhD in Media and Communications from the University of Copenhagen. He has previously published on the political economy of copyrights, digital file-sharing and civic cultures, among other topics. He is the author of the monograph 'The Greek Crisis in Europe: Race, Class and Politics' (Brill, 2019). 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • The Industrialization of Creativity and Its Limits: Introducing Concepts, Theories, and Themes

    Pages 1-13

    Kiriya, Ilya (et al.)

  • Towards Post-Growth Creative Economies? Building Sustainable Cultural Production in Argentina

    Pages 17-29

    Banks, Mark (et al.)

  • Creative Workers in Permanent Crisis: Labor in the Croatia’s Contemporary Arts and Culture

    Pages 31-48

    Primorac, Jaka (et al.)

  • The Only Place Where One Can Feel Connected to an International Context and Still Speak Russian: Hybrid Creative Work in Post-Soviet Contemporary Art Institutions

    Pages 49-59

    Kuleva, Margarita I.

  • Creative Writing Courses Are Useless: Creative Writing Programs and the Italian Literary System

    Pages 61-74

    Ghidotti, Cecilia

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Industrialization of Creativity and Its Limits
Book Subtitle
Values, Politics and Lifestyles of Contemporary Cultural Economies
Editors
  • Ilya Kiriya
  • Panos Kompatsiaris
  • Yannis Mylonas
Series Title
Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53164-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53164-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53163-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-53166-9
Series ISSN
2570-1509
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 208
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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