The Creative Industries
Culture and Policy
- Terry Flew - The University of Sydney, Australia
The rise of creative industries requires new thinking in communication, media and cultural studies, media and cultural policy, and the arts and information sectors. The Creative Industries sets the agenda for these debates, providing a richer understanding of the dynamics of cultural markets, creative labor, finance and risk, and how culture is distributed, marketed and creatively reused through new media technologies. This book:
- develops a global perspective on the creative industries and creative economy
- draws insights from media and cultural studies, innovation economics, cultural policy studies, and economic and cultural geography
- explores what it means for policy-makers when culture and creativity move from the margins to the center of economic dynamics
- makes extensive use of case studies in ways that are relevant not only to researchers and policy-makers, but also to the generation of students who will increasingly be establishing a 'portfolio career' in the creative industries
International in coverage, The Creative Industries traces the historical and contemporary ideas that make the cultural economy more relevant that it has ever been. It is essential reading for students and academics in media, communication and cultural studies.
This book proves to be very useful and was effectively used at the outset of the study unit. It places the policy discourse very well and helps the students to get a better understanding of policies used today.
"The Creative Industries: Culture and Policy" is an excellent textbook about this topic that is obtaining more and more attention in the frontiers of culture, economy and territory. Flew has managed to make a great contribution that summarizes the origins, models, products and policies that characterize creative industries but also discusses more complex issues of creative work and globalisation impacts. It is a must-have for all those initiating and deepening studies in this area but also an obligatory purchase for the practitioners working in the field.
This is a good, comprehensive look at the area. He has a good style of writing
Good overview and critical analysis of creative industries.
Will recommend to Yr 3 Dissertation Students exploring the industry and dynamics of the sector
This book is ideal for the CI's but is not specific enough for this course
Excellent resource on the policy aspects of the creative industries, and an authoritative guide to debates in the field. Strongly recommended to students in the course, and for postgraduates.
This is a timely discussion of the creative industries and the convergence of issues from creative practice, cultural theory and innovation studies.
Culture and economy are uneasy bedfellows and Flew's book gets to the heart of an extremely complicated, ongoing debate. Therefore, this text, along with books by McGuigan and Throsby, makes invaluable reading for students coming to terms with life in the creative industries.