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The Creative Industries

The Creative Industries
Culture and Policy

November 2011 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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 labor, finance and risk, and how culture is distributed, marketed and creatively reused 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 center 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

The book has a particular interest in creative industries and it's relationship with policy making. The course has a different focus thus I could not adapt it in the lectures.

Dr Leman Gul
Architecture, Istanbul Technical University
July 7, 2015

A good read to familiarise oneself with current Creative Industries issues.

Ms Johanna Mavhungu
School of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University
April 1, 2014

This is an essential introduction to current debates surrounding the creative industries. An invaluable resource.

Dr Theresa Cronin
Media and Cultural Studies, Middlesex University
September 16, 2013

This is an immensely accessible and readable text on the Creative Industries. Terry Flew has written a text that is engaging and informative and useful for students and lecturers alike. This is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the development and growth of the Creative Industries.

Ms Deborah Dickinson
Creative Industries, City University
August 11, 2013

A very useful text.

Dr Paul Smith
Media Studies, De Montfort University
May 7, 2013

It's not that it's a bad book. It's a good one. Very comprehensive in it's overview of the topic of the creative industries as they have been studied in the UK in particular. It just isn't appropriate for the class where I had intended to use it. I am currently using another Sage publication, Media/Society, which is pretty much ideal for the intro to media that I am teaching. This book would be good for upper undergrad or graduate-level surveys.

Professor Vince Carducci
LIBERAL ARTS DEPT, College For Creative Studies
April 14, 2013

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

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Chapter One

Terry Flew

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