The Cultural Economy of Cities: Essays on the Geography of Image-Producing Industries
SAGE, 11 août 2000 - 256 pages
Culture is big business. It is at the root of many urban regeneration schemes throughout the world, yet the economy of culture is under-theorized and under-developed.
In this wide-ranging and penetrating volume, the economic logic and structure of the modern cultural industries is explained. The connection between cultural production and urban-industrial concentration is demonstrated and the book shows why global cities are the homelands of the modern cultural industries. This book covers many sectors of cultural economy, from craft industries such as clothing and furniture, to modern media industries such as cinema and music recording.
The role of the global city as a source of creative and innovative energy is examined in detail, with particular attention paid to Paris and Los Angeles.
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Chapter 3 The Creative Field and the Logic of Innovation in ImageProducing Complexes
Collective Order and Regional Destiny
Chapter 4 The Gem and Jewelry Industry in Los Angeles and Bangkok
Decline and Regeneration
Part III Cinema Music and Multimedia
From Silicon Valley to Hollywood
Chapter 10 Multimedia and Digital Visual Effects Workers in Southern California
Part IV Los Angeles and Paris
The Image as Commodity
Tradition and Change
Part V Coda
Chapter 13 Toward a Political Economy of the Cultural Commodity