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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

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Over the last several decades California has been one of the major engines of innovation and growth within the American economy at large. Its job creating powers have been remarkable across all major sectors of production, even in manufacturing which in much of the rest of the United States has been under considerable stress since the end of the 1960s. To be sure, the deep downturn in federal defense spending that occurred over the late 1980s and early 1990s had a deeply negative impact on much of the state's economy, though the aftershocks of this crisis have now been largely surmounted. This resurgence in itself is potent testimony ...

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