The Resource Cities and the Cultural Economy

Cities and the Cultural Economy

Cities and the Cultural Economy
Cities and the Cultural Economy
The cultural economy forms a leading trajectory of urban development, and has emerged as a key facet of globalizing cities. Cultural industries include new media, digital arts, music and film, and the design industries and professions, as well as allied consumption and spectacle in the city. The cultural economy now represents the third-largest sector in many metropolitan cities of the West including London, Berlin, New York, San Francisco, and Melbourne, and is increasingly influential in the development of East Asian cities (Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore), as well as the mega-cities of the Global South (e.g. Mumbai, Capetown, and Sxtilde}ao Paulo). Cities and the Cultural Economy provides a critical integration of the burgeoning research and policy literatures in one of the most prominent sub-fields of contemporary urban studies. Policies for cultural economy are increasingly evident within planning, development and place-marketing programs, requiring large resource commitments, but producing - on the evidence - highly uneven results. Accordingly the volume includes a critical review of how the new cultural economy is reshaping urban labour, housing and property markets, contributing to gentrification and to 'precarious employment' formation, as well as to broadly favorable outcomes, such as community regeneration and urban vitality. The volume acknowledges the important growth dynamics and sustainability of key creative industries. Written primarily as a text for upper-level undergraduate and Masters students in urban, economic and social geography; sociology; cultural studies; and planning, this provocative and compelling text will also be of interest to those studying urban land economics, architecture, landscape architecture and the built environment
Print version:: Hutton, Thomas A.: Cities and the Cultural Economy
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no index present
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HT371 .H88 2015
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non fiction
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Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City
Cities and the Cultural Economy
Introduction: space, place and restructuring in the city
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  • 2 The cultural economy and globalizing cities -- Culture and the city: globalizing tendencies and tensions -- Culture as marker of the global city -- The cultural economy of the city: aspects of change -- Evolution of the world and global cities discourse -- The cultural economy and global cities: power projection -- Transnationalism, cosmopolitanism and the cultural economy of the city -- Cosmopolitan cultures and the globalizing city -- The cultural economy and 'everyday globalizations' in the city -- Cultural tourism: cosmopolitanism, identity and self-actualization
  • 5 The cultural economy, housing markets and gentrification -- Industrial restructuring, occupational change and urban housing markets -- Culture, place and residency in the city -- Culture, creative workers and the urban housing market -- Cultural economy workers in the postindustrial city -- Intersections of change in the city's housing markets -- The relayering of capital in the city and emergent residential landscapes -- Conclusion: culture, dislocation and space in the city -- 6 Space in the cultural economy of the city: history, theory and taxonomies
  • Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- List of tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction: cities, the cultural economy and urban studies -- Culture and the city: historical and contemporary perspectives -- Culture and the city: six domains of interdependency -- Emergence of the 'new cultural economy' of the city -- Structuring interpretations of the cultural economy of the city -- Cities and the cultural economy: markers of significance and key debates -- Cities and the cultural economy: logic and structure of the book
  • Heritage and cultural tourism: a case study of Singapore -- Conclusion: culture, globalization and competition -- 3 The political economy of culture: governance, agency and actors -- The changing field of cultural governance: introduction -- Politics, ideology and governance in the cultural economy -- Cultural policy agendas: legacies of the postindustrial city -- Culture-led redevelopment in postindustrial urban spaces -- The politics of cultural policy: conceptual issues and debates -- The politics of urban cultural policy: operational issues
  • Intersections between urban policy and the cultural economy -- Conclusion: the cultural turn in urban policy and planning -- 4 The cultural economy and the urban labour market -- Introduction: problematics of the cultural economy labour market -- The evolution of cultural labour and creative work in the city -- Dimensions of the cultural economy workforce -- The cultural economy: social, technical and spatial divisions of labour -- Intersections between the cultural economy and labour market change -- Conclusion: opportunity and inequality in cultural work
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  • (OCoLC)945395855
  • ebl1136251421

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