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Academic publishing as 'creative' industry and recent discourses of 'creative economies': some critical reflections

Journal Article


Abstract


  • his

    paper

    continues

    recent

    discussions

    on

    the

    (geo)politics

    of

    the

    production

    of

    academic

    knowledges,

    in

    relation

    to

    the

    recent

    rise

    of

    narratives

    of

    'the

    creative

    economy'.

    Creativity

    and

    the

    'creative

    industries'

    are

    increasingly

    common

    components

    of

    urban

    economic

    development

    discourse,

    especially

    following

    the

    release

    of

    a

    set

    of

    key

    books

    -

    most

    notably

    Charles

    Landry's

    The

    Creative

    City

    (2000),

    and

    Richard

    Florida's

    The

    Rise

    of

    the

    Creative

    Class

    (2002)

    -

    that

    have

    become

    popular

    among

    economic

    development

    planners

    and

    cultural

    policy

    makers.

    This

    paper

    focuses

    on

    the

    traffic

    of

    these

    books,

    and

    their

    authors,

    beyond

    the

    Anglo-American

    core.

    It

    also

    briefly

    discusses

    policy

    discourses

    interpreted

    from

    these

    texts.

    It

    is

    principally,

    though,

    a

    critique

    of

    the

    ways

    in

    which

    academic

    knowledges

    circulate,

    stemming

    from

    theorization

    of

    academics

    as

    creative

    producers,

    and

    of

    knowledge

    production

    as

    part

    of

    the

    creative

    economy.

    The

    article

    seeks

    to

    critique

    the

    means

    by

    which

    particular

    northern

    economic

    knowledges

    become

    normative,

    framed

    as

    universal

    and

    'global',

    and

    are

    distributed

    and

    absorbed

    via

    intellectual

    'scenes'

    and

    an

    academic

    'celebrity'

    circuit.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Published In


Citation


  • Gibson, C. & Klocker, N. (2004). Academic publishing as ''creative'' industry and recent discourses of ''creative economies'': some critical reflections. Area, 36 (4), 423-434.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1186

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 423

End Page


  • 434

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • his

    paper

    continues

    recent

    discussions

    on

    the

    (geo)politics

    of

    the

    production

    of

    academic

    knowledges,

    in

    relation

    to

    the

    recent

    rise

    of

    narratives

    of

    'the

    creative

    economy'.

    Creativity

    and

    the

    'creative

    industries'

    are

    increasingly

    common

    components

    of

    urban

    economic

    development

    discourse,

    especially

    following

    the

    release

    of

    a

    set

    of

    key

    books

    -

    most

    notably

    Charles

    Landry's

    The

    Creative

    City

    (2000),

    and

    Richard

    Florida's

    The

    Rise

    of

    the

    Creative

    Class

    (2002)

    -

    that

    have

    become

    popular

    among

    economic

    development

    planners

    and

    cultural

    policy

    makers.

    This

    paper

    focuses

    on

    the

    traffic

    of

    these

    books,

    and

    their

    authors,

    beyond

    the

    Anglo-American

    core.

    It

    also

    briefly

    discusses

    policy

    discourses

    interpreted

    from

    these

    texts.

    It

    is

    principally,

    though,

    a

    critique

    of

    the

    ways

    in

    which

    academic

    knowledges

    circulate,

    stemming

    from

    theorization

    of

    academics

    as

    creative

    producers,

    and

    of

    knowledge

    production

    as

    part

    of

    the

    creative

    economy.

    The

    article

    seeks

    to

    critique

    the

    means

    by

    which

    particular

    northern

    economic

    knowledges

    become

    normative,

    framed

    as

    universal

    and

    'global',

    and

    are

    distributed

    and

    absorbed

    via

    intellectual

    'scenes'

    and

    an

    academic

    'celebrity'

    circuit.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Published In


Citation


  • Gibson, C. & Klocker, N. (2004). Academic publishing as ''creative'' industry and recent discourses of ''creative economies'': some critical reflections. Area, 36 (4), 423-434.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1186

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 423

End Page


  • 434

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom