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The Creative Industries

The Creative Industries
Culture and Policy

November 2011 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"Moving from age-old warnings about the influence of the cultural industry to a tentative embrace of a global creative society, Terry Flew's new book provides an excellent overview of this exciting field. Warmly recommended for students and policymakers alike."
- Mark Deuze
, Indiana University

"A comprehensive text on the state of the art of the creative industries... a running commentary on the ebb and flow of both the academic debates (from cultural studies, cultural economics, organisational studies, economic geography and urban sociology) and the policy initiatives that seek to frame the field for outsiders. An ideal primer."
- Andy C Pratt, King's College London

The rise of creative industries requires new thinking in communication, media and cultural studies, media and cultural policy, and the arts and information sectors. The Creative Industries sets the agenda for these debates, providing a richer understanding of the dynamics of cultural markets, creative labour, finance and risk, and how culture is distributed, marketed and creatively re-used through new media technologies. This book:
  • Develops a global perspective on the creative industries and creative economy
  • Draws insights from media and cultural studies, innovation economics, cultural policy studies, and economic and cultural geography
  • Explores what it means for policy-makers when culture and creativity move from the margins to the centre of economic dynamics
  • Makes extensive use of case studies in ways that are relevant not only to researchers and policy-makers, but also to the generation of students who will increasingly be establishing a 'portfolio career' in the creative industries.

International in coverage, The Creative Industries traces the historical and contemporary ideas that make the cultural economy more relevant that it has ever been. It is essential reading for students and academics in media, communication and cultural studies.

Origins of Creative Industries Policy
International Models of Creative Industries Policy
From Culture Industries to Cultural Economy
Products, Services, Production and Creative Work
Consumption, Markets, Technology and Cultural Trade
Globalization, Cities and Creative Spaces
Creative Industries and Public Policy

This book proves to be very useful and was effectively used at the outset of the study unit. It places the policy discourse very well and helps the students to get a better understanding of policies used today.

Dr Margaret Mangion
Edward de Bono Institute, University of Malta
March 14, 2013

"The Creative Industries: Culture and Policy" is an excellent textbook about this topic that is obtaining more and more attention in the frontiers of culture, economy and territory. Flew has managed to make a great contribution that summarizes the origins, models, products and policies that characterize creative industries but also discusses more complex issues of creative work and globalisation impacts. It is a must-have for all those initiating and deepening studies in this area but also an obligatory purchase for the practitioners working in the field.

Dr Hugo Pinto
Faculty of Economics, University of the Algarves
January 7, 2013

This is a good, comprehensive look at the area. He has a good style of writing

Dr Douglas Chalmers
Cultural Business, Glasgow Caledonian University
December 11, 2012

Good overview and critical analysis of creative industries.
Will recommend to Yr 3 Dissertation Students exploring the industry and dynamics of the sector

Ms Julia Calver
UK Centre for Events Management, Leeds Metropolitan University
November 28, 2012

This book is ideal for the CI's but is not specific enough for this course

Mr Gerard Ryan
Business School, Staffordshire University
August 21, 2012

Excellent resource on the policy aspects of the creative industries, and an authoritative guide to debates in the field. Strongly recommended to students in the course, and for postgraduates.

Dr Gauti Sigthorsson
Communication and Creative Arts, Greenwich University
August 17, 2012

This is a timely discussion of the creative industries and the convergence of issues from creative practice, cultural theory and innovation studies.

Dr Jamie Brassett
MA Innovation Management, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design
May 25, 2012

Culture and economy are uneasy bedfellows and Flew's book gets to the heart of an extremely complicated, ongoing debate. Therefore, this text, along with books by McGuigan and Throsby, makes invaluable reading for students coming to terms with life in the creative industries.

Mr Andrew Pollard
Media Arts and Comms, Sheffield Hallam University
May 8, 2012

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