Saskia Warren, Phil Jone (eds.) (2015)

Creative Economies, Creative Communities. Rethinking Place, Policy and Practice

Verlag Ashgate
Erscheinungsort Farnham, Surrey
Seitenzahl(en) 216
Sprache Englisch

ISBN: 78-1472451378

Investigating how people and places are connected into the creative economy, this volume takes a holistic view of the intersections between community, policy and practice and how they are co-constituted. The role of the creative economy and broader cultural policy within community development is problematised and, in a significant addition to work in this area, the concept of 'place' forms a key cross cutting theme. It brings together case studies from the European Union across urban, rural and coastal areas, along with examples from the developing world, to explore tensions in universal and regionally-specific issues. Empirically-based and theoretically-informed, this collection is of particular interest to academics, postgraduates, policy makers and practitioners within geography, urban and regional studies, cultural policy and the cultural/creative industries.

Contents: Introduction, Saskia Warren and Phil Jones. Part I Creative Practice, Creating Communities: Producing people: the socio-materialities of African beadwork, Shari Daya; People, place and fish: exploring the cultural ecosystem services of inshore fishing through photography, Tim G. Acott and Julie Urquhart; Evaluation, photography and intermediation: connecting Birmingham's communities, Dave O'Brien; Creative place-making: where legal geography meets legal consciousness, Antonia Layard and Jane Milling. Part II Policy Connections, Creative Practice: Bridging gaps and localising neighbourhood provision: reflections on cultural co-design and co-production, Ginnie Wollaston and Roxanna Collins; The everyday realities of digital provision and practice for rural creative economies, Liz Roberts and Leanne Townsend; Libraries and museums as breeding grounds of social capital and creativity: potential and challenges in the post-socialist context, Monika Murzyn-Kupisz and Jarosław Działek; Cross intermediation? Policy, creative industries and cultures across the EU, Paul Long and Steve Harding; Conclusion: the place of creative policy?, Phil Jones and Saskia Warren. Index.

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  • Creative Economies, Creative Communities. Rethinking Place, Policy and Practice

    Rezensiert von M.A. Nele Quecke