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Creative Industries is a daring collection of essays that charts the noisy revolution that is transforming the production, consumption, and understanding of culture in the all-wired era. It brings together seminal essays written across traditional and new media, industry sectors, and national contexts to demonstrate that content still drives a value-neutral, knowledge economy.

  • Chronicles the way mass culture is produced, packaged and circulated in a technology-enabled and globalized world
  • Draws together, in one accessible volume, seminal essays written across traditional and new media, industry sectors, and national contexts
  • Explores the subjects that have come to define the creative industries – including learning services, knowledge clusters, dot.coms, creative cities, networked incubators, the new media, and the shift from the "culture industries" to the "industries of culture"
  • Features 31 essays by leading international scholars – covering the creative industries of several fields, including book publishing, TV production, urban development, and games
  • Includes substantial editorial introductions by the editor, making this a useful, engaging, and thought-provoking collection of the very best scholarship on modern creative culture.
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Editorial Reviews

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“John Hartley has put together a remarkably rich and critical volume which discusses creativity creatively, making sense of contemporary dilemmas facing cultural producers and receivers.” Stephen Coleman, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

“An innovative look at creative innovation in contemporary information societies and media cultures. These provocative, and often surprising, essays make us rethink the roles that artists, educators, business people, amateurs, governments, and everyday publics play in the creative process.” Lynn Spigel, Professor of Radio/TV/Film, Northwestern University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405101479
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/31/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

John Hartley is Dean of the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He is the author of numerous books in the field, including A Short History of Cultural Studies (2003), Communication, Cultural and Media Studies: The Key Concepts (2002), Uses of Television (1999), and Popular Reality: Journalism, Modernity, Popular Culture (1996). He is editor of the International Journal of Cultural Studies.

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Table of Contents

Creative industries 1
Creative world 42
1 Commons on the wires 55
2 Open publishing, open technologies 70
3 At the opening of new media center Sarai, Delhi 83
4 Multicultural policies and integration via the market 93
Creative identities 106
5 The mayor's commission on the creative industries 117
6 Delia Smith not Adam Smith 126
7 The experiential life 133
8 Conclusion to global Hollywood 147
Creative practices 158
9 The poetics of the open work 177
10 Digital TV and the emerging formats of cyberdrama 188
11 Balancing the books 197
12 Connecting creativity 205
13 Performing the "real" 24/7 214
Creative cities 220
14 London as a creative city 233
15 Cities, culture and "transitional economies" : developing cultural industries in St. Petersburg 244
16 Local clusters in a global economy 259
17 Cosmopolitan de-scriptions : Shanghai and Hong Kong 268
Creative enterprises 282
18 Why cultural entrepreneurs matter 299
19 Games, the new lively art 312
20 Harnessing the hive 327
Creative economy 344
21 When markets give way to networks ... everything is a service 361
22 Clubs to companies 375
23 Culture and the creative economy in the information age 391
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