“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 year 2009 was a tipping point in the history of human habitation. From that year, a majority of the world's population live in urban areas. Each month, five million city dwellers are created through migration or birth, mostly in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. By the end of the century, it is predicted, this process may settle down with about 75 per cent of total population living in cities (Saunders 2010). This epochal urbanisation means that how creatively people [Page 44]live in cities, and the creativity that cities facilitate, will become an increasingly central global issue.
Arjun Appadurai identifies contemporary globalised flows of finance, people, technology, media and meanings, respectively, as the financescape, ethnoscape, technoscape, mediascape and ideoscape (1996: Chapter 2). These ...