This second volume, The Cultural Economy, analyzes the dynamic relationship in which culture is part of the process of economic change that in turn changes the conditions of culture. It brings together perspectives from different disciplines to examine such critical issues as: The production of cultural goods and services and the patterns of economic globalization; The relationship between the commodification of the cultural economy and the aesthetic realm; Current and emerging organizational forms for the investment, production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods and services; The complex relations between creators, producers, distributors and consumers of culture.
Introduction: Introducing the Cultures and Globalization Series and the Cultural Economy
Cultural Indicator Suites
The purpose of the indicator system provided in this volume is to offer an empirical portrait of key dimensions of the relationships between culture and the economy in the context of globalization, many of which have been finely analyzed by the contributors to Part I.
1 This Chapter draws on the ...