• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Culture is big business. It is at the root of many urban regeneration schemes throughout the world, yet the economy of culture is under-theorized and under-developed. In this wide-ranging and penetrating volume, the economic logic and structure of the modern cultural industries is explained. The connection between cultural production and urban-industrial concentration is demonstrated and the book shows why global cities are the homelands of the modern cultural industries. This book covers many sectors of cultural economy, from craft industries such as clothing and furniture, to modern media industries such as cinema and music recording. The role of the global city as a source of creative and innovative en

Los Angeles and Paris
Los Angeles and Paris

The two most recurrently mentioned cities in all of the previous chapters are Los Angeles and Paris. So far, however, my investigative strategy, at least in the empirical sections of the book, has been mainly to concentrate on detailed intra-sectoral issues rather than on more synthetic approaches to the cultural economy as it is manifest in composite structures of place where many different sectors interact. In the following two chapters I deal more resolutely with the question of place (i.e. a localized nexus of sundry but overlapping cultural-products industries in the context of their urban milieu), and Los Angeles and Paris now come much more clearly into focus as world centers of many and diverse cultural industries. These ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles