Creative Industries and Development: culture in development, or the cultures of development?

Pratt, A.C. (2015). Creative Industries and Development: culture in development, or the cultures of development? In: C. Jones, M. Lorenzen & J. Sapsed (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries. (pp. 503-515). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199603510

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to examine the relationship between the creative industries, culture and development. It seeks to examine the development debates in relation to the creative industries, and the ideas underpinning them, including that of culture. In a superficial sense culture and development seem a logical and positive coupling: a win-win situation. However, as the subtitle to this article implies there are two competing modalities of the culture-development relationship. The first, which is termed culture in development, is characterized as being shaped by instrumental and idealist motivations. The second, cultures of development, draws upon a concern with the diverse ways in which culture is produced and consumed. The argument presented in this article finds in favour of the latter view for two reasons: first, cultural production, including that of creative products, has changed in its scale and organization and policy needs to respond to this; second, that in absolute terms the creative industries play a more significant role in both the social and economic life of nation states: in short they have moved from the periphery to the mainstream. As a consequence the article concludes that more investigation of the embedding of social, cultural and economic of culture in places; and, local capacity building in the context of global cultural value chains and production networks.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Pratt, A.C. (2015). Creative Industries and Development: culture in development, or the cultures of development? In: C. Jones, M. Lorenzen & J. Sapsed (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries. (pp. 503-515). Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199603510, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-creative-industries-9780199603510?cc=gb&lang=en&#.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: School of Arts
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/13082

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