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From Culture Industries to Cultural Economy
From culture industries to cultural economy

The use and applicability of the terms ‘cultural industries’ and ‘creative industries’ has been the subject of considerable debate since the DCMS in Britain introduced the concept of creative industries into policy discourse in the late 1990s. For some writers, the concept of creative industries provides a broader, more inclusive and more contemporary understanding of the field, and has superseded the concept of cultural industries. Others have argued that the term ‘creative’ has too broad and imprecise a remit, and dilutes the significance of the cultural dimension to these industries, artificially linking them to the ICT sectors and, in some instances, the sciences. As we have seen in the previous two chapters, another approach ...

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