Creative Economies, Creative Cities

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Creative Economies, Creative Cities

Asian-European Perspectives

By Lily Kong (Editor); Justin O'Connor (Editor)

Springer, Hardcover, 9781402099489, 234pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2009

Justin O Connor and Lily Kong The cultural and creative industries have become increasingly prominent in many policy agendas in recent years. Not only have governments identified the growing consumer potential for cultural/creative industry products in the home market, they have also seen the creative industry agenda as central to the growth of external m- kets. This agenda stresses creativity, innovation, small business growth, and access to global markets all central to a wider agenda of moving from cheap manufacture towards high value-added products and services. The increasing importance of cultural and creative industries in national and city policy agendas is evident in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Australia, and New Zealand, and in more nascent ways in cities such as Chongqing and Wuhan. Much of the thinking in these cities/ countries has derived from the European and North American policy landscape. Policy debate in Europe and North America has been marked by ambiguities and tensions around the connections between cultural and economic policy which the creative industry agenda posits. These become more marked because the key dr- ers of the creative economy are the larger metropolitan areas, so that cultural and economic policy also then intersect with urban planning, policy and governance.

About the Author
Lily Kong is Provost Chair Professor at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Steve Redhead is co-director of the Manchester Institute for Popular Culture at the Manchester Metropolitan University, where he is a Reader in Law and Popular Culture.

Derek Wynne is also co-director of the Manchester Institute for Popular Culture, where he is Senior Lecturer in Social Science and Head of Sociology.

Justin O'Connor is Senior Research Fellow at the Manchester Institute for Popular Culture.

Simon Frith is Professor of English, University of Strathclyde where he is also Director of the John Logie Baird Centre for Television, Film and Popular Music. He gave the first Manchester Institute for Popular Culture annual lecture in 1993. He is author of" Sound Effects" (1983) and many other books and articles on popular music.
Larry Grossberg is Distinguished Professor in Cultural Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and author of numerous cultural studies books and articles, notably" We've Gotta get Outta this Place" (1992). He is a member of the advisory board of MIPC.
Will Straw is Associate Professor in Communications, McGill University, Montreal and author of numerous articles and papers on cultural studies, film theory and popular culture. He is member of the advisory board of MIPC.
Bev Best is a postgraduate student in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada and worked with Steve Redhead when he was Visiting Professor at SFI in 1994.
Cressida Miles is a postgraduate student at the University of Lancaster. She has attended the MIPC seminar since 1992.
Adam Brown is a former postgraduate student at MIPC and a author of a number of papers in democratizationand the regulation of music and football.
Simon Reynolds is a freelance journalist who has given papers to MIPC seminars, and helped supervise some of its postgraduate students. He is author of" Blissed Out" (1992) and "The Sex Revolts" (1995).
Marek Kohn is a freelance writer who has spoken at the MIPC seminar and has written" Narcomania" (1989) and" Dope Girls" (1992).
Ted Polhemus is a freelance writer and broadcaster who has spoken at the MIPC seminar. He is author of many books including "Streetstyle" (1994).
Kate Mileston is Lecturer in Cultural Studies in the Crewe and Alsager Faculty, the Manchester Metropolitan University, and a former postgraduate student at MIPC and author of a number of papers on pop production, consumption and regulation.
Joanne Hollows is a Lecturer at Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds and has collaborated with Milestone.
Paul Cons is the creator of the celebrated "Flesh" gay night at the Hacienda in Manchester.
David Muggleton is a postgraduate student at the University of Lancaster who has attended MIPC seminars since 1993.
Steve Jones is Associate Professor and Head of Communication, University of Tulsa and author of many articles on popular music and communication including the book" Cybersociety" (1995). He is a member of the advisory board of MIPC.