Cultural Economy: Cultural Analysis and Commercial Life

Cultural Economy Cultural Analysis and Commercial Life Phrases such as corporate culture market culture and the knowledge economy have now become familiar clarion calls in the world of work They are calls that have echoed through organizations and marke

  • Title: Cultural Economy: Cultural Analysis and Commercial Life
  • Author: Paul du Gay Michael Pryke
  • ISBN: 9780761959922
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Phrases such as corporate culture, market culture and the knowledge economy, have now become familiar clarion calls in the world of work They are calls that have echoed through organizations and markets Clearly something is happening to the ways markets and organizations are being represented and intervened in and this signals a need to reassess their very constituPhrases such as corporate culture, market culture and the knowledge economy, have now become familiar clarion calls in the world of work They are calls that have echoed through organizations and markets Clearly something is happening to the ways markets and organizations are being represented and intervened in and this signals a need to reassess their very constitution In particular, the once clean divide that placed the economy, dealt with mainly by economists, on one side, and culture, addressed chiefly by those in anthropology, sociology and the other cultural sciences, on the other, can no longer hold.This volume presents the work of an international group of academics from a range of disciplines including sociology, media and cultural studies, social anthropology and geography, all of whom are involved not only in thinking culture into the economy but thinking culture and economy together.

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    1. This book is an important reminder of three significant things in contemporary political and academic debates: first, the ubiquity of the label cultural, second, the complexity of that label, and third, in reading this 10 years after it was published and 12 years after the seminar series it was based on, of just how long that ubiquitous, complex and in many instances unhelpful label has been around. Often, references to a ‘cultural economy’ are about the so-called cultural industries, or the [...]

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