A Modern Guide to Creative Economies

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A Modern Guide to Creative Economies

9781789905489 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Roberta Comunian, King’s College London, UK, Alessandra Faggian, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy, Jarna Heinonen, University of Turku, Finland and Nick Wilson, King’s College London, UK
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 78990 548 9 Extent: 308 pp
Bringing together a series of new perspectives and reflections on creative economies, this insightful Modern Guide expands and challenges current knowledge in the field. Interdisciplinary in scope, it features a broad range of contributions from both leading and emerging scholars, which provide innovative, critical research into a wide range of disciplines, including arts and cultural management, cultural policy, cultural sociology, economics, entrepreneurship, management and business studies, geography, humanities, and media studies.

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Bringing together a series of new perspectives and reflections on creative economies, this insightful Modern Guide expands and challenges current knowledge in the field. Interdisciplinary in scope, it features a broad range of contributions from both leading and emerging scholars, which provide innovative, critical research into a wide range of disciplines, including arts and cultural management, cultural policy, cultural sociology, economics, entrepreneurship, management and business studies, geography, humanities, and media studies.

Designed to push the boundaries of understanding on the topic, this Modern Guide initially addresses definitional and methodological challenges, before offering new perspectives on the theory and practice of creative and cultural entrepreneurship, and exploring the role of networks and the importance of place and mobility. The book concludes by re-imagining creative economies, raising issues of inequality and justice, care and solidarity, and opportunities for value recognition, while providing new visions of inclusivity, cultural capability, and future development.

A timely reflection on the importance of creative economies, this Modern Guide will be a critical read for students, scholars and policymakers working to support and develop future inclusive and sustainable creative economies.
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‘For the past two decades, governments, academics, and industry groups have celebrated, measured, and advocated for the creative economy and its accelerated growth. Largely thought of as the production and consumption of creative goods across multiple sectors and geographies, the creative economy is actually much more – it is the sum total of our expressive lives – how we create and share human expression – which is both critical and complex and subject to policy, market forces, networks, professional practice, and community-based values. A Modern Guide to Creative Economies is essential reading for considering and reflecting on how we build healthy, equitable, and sustainable conditions for the creation, celebration, and exchange of human expression. The book, and its collection of brilliant essays, offers fresh insight that will inspire scholars, students, and leaders in arts and culture to ask new and different questions and ultimately to imagine possibilities for not just growing our creative economies, but also for sustaining the humans who are critical for creative expression to thrive.’
– Steven Tepper, University of Arizona, US

‘In an age of knowledge and creativity, we can all need a guide to provide a better understanding of how our times work and the challenges we face. This book does the job. It pushes the boundaries of current knowledge to make us better understand creative economies. It also expands the meaning of creativity in the context of cultural development, care, and social justice.’
– Charlotta Mellander, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

‘Read, reference and engage with this book. You will be treated to a grand tour d’horizon of the contemporary European project in cultural and creative industries. Broadly multidisciplinary and multimethodological, it is positive critique that essays ways and means to work for more inclusive and sustainable futures in understanding creative economies.’
– Stuart Cunningham, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Contributors
Contributors: Mark Banks, Ruth Bridgstok, Scott Brook, Chiara Burlina, Roberta Comunian, Alessandro Crociata, Manfredi de Bernard, Tamsyn Dent, Lauren England, Alessandra Faggian, Jonathan Gross, Jarna Heinonen, Silvie Jacobi, Arja Lemmetyinen, Lorenzo Mizzau, Fabrizio Montanari, Annette Naudin, Lenita Nieminen, Stefano Rodighiero, Jon Swords, Jessica Tanghetti, Nick Wilson, Federica Viganò
Contents
Contents:

1 Introduction to A Modern Guide to Creative Economies 1
Roberta Comunian, Alessandra Faggian, Jarna Heinonen
and Nick Wilson

PART I CREATIVE ECONOMIES: CHALLENGING
DEFINITIONS AND EXPLORING NEW METHODS
2 Modular solutions and creative coding: the success of the
creative and cultural industries in Australia 21
Scott Brook
3 On GIS and the creative economy: opportunities and challenges 36
Manfredi de Bernard, Roberta Comunian and Federica Viganò
4 Using social network analysis to understand the creative
and cultural industries 55
Jon Swords
5 Measuring creative and cultural industries: the statistics
job from taxonomies to composite indices 77
Alessandro Crociata and Chiara Burlina

PART II CREATIVE ECONOMIES AND
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: RE-THINKING
INCLUSIVITY AND BUSINESS MODELS
6 Experiences of belonging to the creative economy:
narratives from northern micro-entrepreneurs 92
Lenita Nieminen and Arja Lemmetyinen
7 Cultural entrepreneurship: ethnicity and migrant communities 109
Annette Naudin
8 Creative entrepreneurship in 2022 and beyond: some
implications for higher education 125
Ruth Bridgstock

PART III CREATIVE ECONOMIES: FOCUS ON
NETWORKS, PLACE AND MOBILITIES
9 This must be the place: creative workers’ evaluations of
cities as enabling contexts for work 147
Lorenzo Mizzau, Fabrizio Montanari, Damiano Razzoli
and Stefano Rodighiero
10 Crafting professionals: exploring the spatial and social
mediation of professional networks in craft higher education 164
Lauren England
11 Emerging spatial relations of artists and art scenes through
the lens of art schools in Manchester and Leipzig 181
Silvie Jacobi
12 Exploring contemporary visual arts careers in Italy:
education, mobility and project work 194
Jessica Tanghetti

PART IV CREATIVE ECONOMIES RE-IMAGINED
13 Re-futuring creative economies: beyond bad dreams and
the banal imagination 216
Mark Banks
14 Growth of what? New narratives for the creative economy,
beyond GDP 228
Jonathan Gross
15 Inclusive solidarity: emerging forms of resistance within
the UK creative economy 249
Tamsyn Dent
16 What is the creative economy – really? 269
Nick Wilson

Index 286
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