Cultural commodity chains, cultural clusters, or cultural production chains?

Pratt, A.C. (2008). Cultural commodity chains, cultural clusters, or cultural production chains?. Growth and Change, 39(1), pp. 95-103. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2257.2007.00406.x

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Abstract

The paper begins with a discussion of the definition of cultural industries. The paper's three main themes are concerned with, first: 1) a contestation of the generic application of the global commodity chain concept, 2) the need for a unique focus on cultural industries associated with the particular nature of its production process, and 3) the role of embedded judgments of quality is an integral part of this process. Second, the paper suggests that a restyled focus on production chains (involving the full cycle of production to use) might be more appropriate than “commodity chains” for this application. Finally, issues of spatiality and scale are discussed: it is argued that although global commodity chain debates explore linkages at a regional and national scale, they downplay linkages at the local level.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Pratt, AC (2008). Cultural commodity chains, cultural clusters, or cultural production chains?. Growth and Change, 39(1), pp. 95-103. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2257.2007.00406.x , which is to be published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291468-2257. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban And Regional Planning, Applied Economics, Human Geography
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: School of Arts
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/12252

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