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Key Concepts in Creative Industries

Key Concepts in Creative Industries

November 2012 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"This guide to the emerging language of creative industries field is a valuable resource for researchers and students alike. Concise, extensively referenced, and accessible, this this is an exceptionally useful reference work."
- Gauti Sigthorsson
, Greenwich University

"There could be no better guides to the conceptual map of the creative industries than John Hartley and his colleagues, pioneers in the field. This book is a clear, comprehensive and accessible tool-kit of ideas, concepts, questions and discussions which will be invaluable to students and practitioners alike. Key Concepts in Creative Industries is set to become the corner stone of an expanding and exciting field of study"
- Chris Barker, University of Wollongong

Creativity is an attribute of individual people, but also a feature of organizations like firms, cultural institutions and social networks. In the knowledge economy of today, creativity is of increasing value, for developing, emergent and advanced countries, and for competing cities.

This book is the first to present an organized study of the key concepts that underlie and motivate the field of creative industries. Written by a world-leading team of experts, it presents readers with compact accounts of the history of terms, the debates and tensions associated with their usage, and examples of how they apply to the creative industries around the world.

Crisp and relevant, this is an invaluable text for students of the creative industries across a range of disciplines, especially media, communication, economics, sociology, creative and performing arts and regional studies.

The Concepts:
Aesthetics, Art
Co-Creation (User-Created Content; User-Generated Content)
Complex Systems
Creative Arts
Creative Cities
Creative Class
Creative Destruction
Creative Economy
Creative Industries
Creative Labour
Cultural Policy
Culture (History of Concept)
Culture Industry/Cultural Industries
Digital Literacy
Information Economy
Intellectual Property
Internationalization (of Creative Industries)
Knowledge (Growth of)
Public Culture

Excellent study support for students of cultural and creative industries.

Dr Jack Newsinger
Dept of Media and Communication, University of Leicester
August 25, 2015

A useful text for exploring key concepts and terminology. Placed on recommended reading list

Ms Kathy Walker
School of Social Sciences, University of East London
September 30, 2014

A quick reference that clarifies key concepts in cultural and creative industries. It's a good starting point for any student studying cultural and creative industries.

Ms Johanna Mavhungu
School of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University
April 1, 2014

A well presented, contemporary presentation of concepts relating to the moderne creative industries that go genuinely benefit to that area of employment. The various sections are informed, and offer students valuable insights and frameworks that should assist in students developing a more complex appreciation of the future careers they intend to pursue.

Mr Philip Potter
Humanities , University of Chester
January 3, 2014

This guide to the emerging language of creative industries field is a valuable resource for researchers and students alike. Concise, extensively referenced, and accessible, this this is an exceptionally useful reference work.

Dr Gauti Sigthorsson
Communication and Creative Arts, Greenwich University
October 21, 2013

Interesting book, but the topic coverage is to specific/on a higher level than what is needed for this class

Mrs Anna karina Kjeldsen
Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University
June 24, 2013

Concise and useful for giving students an overview

Dr Douglas Chalmers
Cultural Business, Glasgow Caledonian University
December 11, 2012

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