A Handbook of Cultural Economics

A Handbook of Cultural Economics
A Book

by Ruth Towse

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2011-01-01
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 0857930575
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The second edition of this widely acclaimed and extensively cited collection of original contributions by specialist authors reflects changes in the field of cultural economics over the last eight years. Thoroughly revised chapters alongside new topics and contributors bring the Handbook up-to-date, taking into account new research, literature and the impact of new technologies in the creative industries. The book covers a range of topics encompassing the creative industries as well as the economics of the arts and culture, and includes chapters on: economics of art (including auctions, markets, prices, anthropology), artists' labour markets, creativity and the creative economy, cultural districts, cultural value, globalization and international trade, the internet, media economics, museums, non-profit organisations, opera, performance indicators, performing arts, publishing, regulation, tax expenditures, and welfare economics.

Cultural Economics

Cultural Economics
A Book

by Ruth Towse,Abdul Khakee

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : 3642773281
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cultural economics as a field of research involves two areas, culture and economy. These two areas have been traditionally regarded as each other's antithesis. However, the economic aspects of culture have increasingly become a matter of everyday reality for persons working in the cultural field. The economy of culture has always been in the focus of political interest. Political decisions concerning such priority areas as the development of regional institutions, support to the artists and cultural programmes for children and youth have important economic implications. This book deals with a range of topics in cultural economics. It contains original papers by economists workingin the field from 15 different countries and covers a host of both theoretical and practical issues, covering the performing arts, arts marketsand museums. It represents an up-to-date statement of the application of economic ideas to cultural questions.

Cultural Economics

Cultural Economics
A Book

by Li Yining

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-10-22
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 1000197115
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Culture is a priceless inheritance and source of wellbeing that is of immense value to humankind. Cultural economics set out to examine the nature and social benefits of cultural products and phenomena as they exist in the market. This volume is the masterpiece of Li Yining, one of the best-known Chinese economists, active in devoting his attention to the role of culture in the economy since the 1950s. Considering the importance of culture in the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the author combines cultural history, economic history, and the history of economic thought to produce unique perspectives. This book not only introduces the central concepts of cultural economics and the culture industry, but proposes several groundbreaking views that greatly influenced the culture policies of China, including cultural adjustment, cultural confidence, and cultural checks and balances. Researchers and students of economics, cultural studies, and Chinese politics, as well as policy makers, will benefit from this volume.

A Textbook of Cultural Economics

A Textbook of Cultural Economics
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by Ruth Towse

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2010-01-07
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1139485563
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What determines the price of a pop concert or an opera? Why does Hollywood dominate the film industry? Does illegal downloading damage the record industry? Does free entry to museums bring in more visitors? In A Textbook of Cultural Economics, one of the world's leading cultural economists shows how we can use the theories and methods of economics to answer these and a host of other questions concerning the arts (performing arts, visual arts and literature), heritage (museums and built heritage) and creative industries (the music, publishing and film industries, broadcasting). Using international examples and covering the most up-to-date research, the book does not assume a prior knowledge of economics. It is ideally suited for students taking a course on the economics of the arts as part of an arts administration, business, management, or economics degree.

Advanced Introduction to Cultural Economics

Advanced Introduction to Cultural Economics

by Ruth Towse

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2014-06-27
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1781954917
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by some of the world�s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid sur

Cultural Economics and Theory

Cultural Economics and Theory
The Evolutionary Economics of David Hamilton

by David Boyce Hamilton

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 041549091X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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David Hamilton is a leader in the American institutionalist school of heterodox economics that emerged after WWII. This volume includes 25 articles written by Hamilton over a period of nearly half a century. In these articles he examines the philosophical foundations and practical problems of economics. The result of this is a unique institutionalist view of how economies evolve and how economics itself has evolved with them. Hamilton applies insight gained from his study of culture to send the message that human actions situated in culture determine our economic situation. David Hamilton has advanced heterodox economics by replacing intellectual concepts from orthodox economics that hinder us with concepts that help us. In particular, Hamilton has helped replace equilibrium with evolution, make-believe with reality, ideological distortion of government with practical use of government, the economy as a product of natural law with the economy as a product of human law and, last, he has helped us replace the entrepreneur as a hero with the entrepreneur as a real person. These articles provide an alternative to the self-adjusting market. They provide an explanation of how the interaction of cultural patterns and technology determine the evolutionary path of the economic development of a nation. This is not a simple materialist depiction of economic history as some Marxists have advocated, instead Hamilton treats technology and culture as endogenous forces, embedded and inseparable from each other and therefore, economic development. This volume will be of most interest and value to professional economists and graduate students who are looking for an in-depth explanation of the origins and significance of institutional economics.

A Cultural Economic Analysis of Craft

A Cultural Economic Analysis of Craft
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by Anna Mignosa,Priyatej Kotipalli

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2019-06-11
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 3030021645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Are we aware of the values of craft? In this edited volume, cultural economists, researchers and professionals provide an interdisciplinary discussion of the relevance and contribution of the craft sector to the economy, as well as to society at large. Mignosa and Kotipalli bring together contributors to compare the craft sector across countries, analysing the role of institutions, educational bodies, organisations and market structure in its evolution and perception. The Western approach to craft and its subordinate position to the arts is contrasted with the prestige of craftmanship in Eastern countries, while the differing ways that craft has attracted the attention of policy agencies, museums, designers and private institutions across regions is also analysed. This volume is vital reading to those interested in the economic features of craft and craftsmanship around the world, as well as for those interested in the importance of policy in bringing about effective sustainable development.

Cultural Economics

Cultural Economics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 769
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture

Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture
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by Victor A. Ginsburgh,David Throsby

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2006-09-13
  • Pages : 1400
  • ISBN : 0080464750
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over the last 30 or 40 years a substantial literature has grown up in which the tools of economic theory and analysis have been applied to problems in the arts and culture. Economists who have surveyed the field generally locate the origins of contemporary cultural economics as being in 1966, the year of publication of the first major work in modern times dedicated specifically to the economics of the arts. It was a book by Baumol and Bowen which showed that economic analysis could illuminate the supply of and demand for artistic services, the contribution of the arts sector to the economy, and the role of public policy. Following the appearance of the Baumol and Bowen work, interest in the economics of the arts grew steadily, embracing areas such as demand for the arts, the economic functions of artists, the role of the nonprofit sector, and other areas. Cultural economics also expanded to include the cultural or entertainment industries (the media, movies, the publishing industry, popular music), as well as heritage and museum management, property right questions (in particular copyright) and the role of new communication technologies such as the internet. The field is therefore located at the crossroads of several disciplines: economics and management, but also art history, art philosophy, sociology and law. The Handbook is placed firmly in economics, but it also builds bridges across these various disciplines and will thus be of interest to researchers in all these different fields, as well as to those who are engaged in cultural policy issues and the role of culture in the development of our societies. *Presents an overview of the history of art markets *Addresses the value of art and consumer behavior toward acquiring art *Examines the effect of art on economies of developed and developing countries around the world

Cultural Economics

Cultural Economics
The Arts, the Heritage, and the Media Industries

by Ruth Towse

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781858983837
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Economics, Culture and Development

Economics, Culture and Development
A Book

by Eiman O. Zein-Elabdin

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-09-19
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 131756281X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the treatment of culture and development in the discipline of economics, thereby filling a conspicuous gap in current literature. Economics has come a long way to join the ‘cultural turn’ that has swept the humanities and social sciences in the last half century. This volume identifies some of the issues that major philosophies of economics must address to better grasp the cultural complexity of contemporary economies. This book is an extensive survey of the place of culture and development in four theoretical economic perspectives—Neoclassical, Marxian, Institutionalist, and Feminist. Organized in nine chapters with three appendices and a compendium of over 50 interpretations of culture by economists, this book covers vast grounds from classical political economy to contemporary economic thought. The literatures reviewed include original and new institutionalism, cultural economics, postmodern Marxism, economic feminism, and the current culture and development discourse on subjects such as economic growth in East Asia, businesswomen entrepreneurs in West Africa, and comparative development in different parts of Europe. Zein-Elabdin carries the project further by borrowing some of the insights from postcolonial theory to call for a more profound rethinking of the place of culture and of currently devalued cultures in economic theory. This book is of great interest for those who study Economic development, International relations, feminist economics, and Economic geography

Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage

Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage
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by Ilde Rizzo,Anna Mignosa

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 0857931008
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cultural heritage is a complex and elusive concept, constantly evolving through time, and combining cultural, aesthetic, symbolic, spiritual, historical and economic values. The Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage outlines the contribution of economics to the design and analysis of cultural heritage policies and to addressing issues related to the conservation, management and enhancement of heritage. The Handbook takes a multidisciplinary approach, using cultural economics as a theoretical framework to illustrate how crucial and stimulating cross-disciplinary dialogue actually is. Contributors scrutinise the co-existence of cultural and economic values as well as the new challenges that arise from changes brought about by technology, and relationships between the different actors engaged in the production, distribution and consumption of heritage services. The roles of public, private and non-profit organizations are also explored. Case studies underpin the discussion, demonstrating the clear and vital link between theory and practice. This highly unique Handbook will prove a fascinating and informative read for academics, researchers, students and policymakers with an interest in cultural economics.

Cultural Economy

Cultural Economy
Cultural Analysis and Commercial Life

by Paul du Gay,Michael Pryke

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2002-01-31
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1412931908
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 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.

Creativity, Innovation and the Cultural Economy

Creativity, Innovation and the Cultural Economy
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by Andy C. Pratt,Paul Jeffcutt

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2009-03-09
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 113411141X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection brings together international experts from different continents to examine creativity and innovation in the cultural economy. In doing so, the collection provides a unique contemporary resource for researchers and advanced students. As a whole, the collection addresses creativity and innovation in a broad organizational field of knowledge relationships and transactions. In considering key issues and debates from across this developing arena of the global knowledge economy, the collection pursues an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses Management, Geography, Economics, Sociology and Cultural Studies.

Economic Perspectives on Cultural Heritage

Economic Perspectives on Cultural Heritage
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by M. Hutter,I. Rizzo

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1997-10-13
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 1349258245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The maintenance and effective use of cultural heritage involves important economic aspects yet the field of contemporary cultural policy is surprisingly void of comprehensive analysis from an economic perspective. Prominent academics and practitioners here fill this gap. They examine the theoretical background on the value of cultural heritage, consider policies from Italy, France, Britain and Japan and make concrete proposals for changes in cultural heritage policy.

Economics, Culture and Social Theory

Economics, Culture and Social Theory
A Book

by William A. Jackson

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 1849802114
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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. . . the book is excellent in setting out and explaining a fundamental critique of economics one moreover that has been missed by most other current critics of the field. Making this case is an achievement. Hopefully, it will have a greater impact than its author probably expects. Journal of Cultural Economics Economics evolved by perfecting the taking of culture out of its reductionist and virtual world. But culture has recently been reintroduced, both as a sphere of application for an otherwise unchanging methodology and as a weak form of acknowledging that the economic alone is inadequate as the basis even for explaining the economy. This volume is an essential critical starting point for understanding the changing relationship between economics and culture and in offering a more satisfactory and stable union between the two. Ben Fine, University of London, UK Economics, Culture and Social Theory examines how culture has been neglected in economic theorising and considers how economics could benefit by incorporating ideas from social and cultural theory. Orthodox economics has prompted a long line of cultural criticism that goes back to the origins of economic theory and extends to recent debates surrounding postmodernism. William A. Jackson discusses the cultural critique of economics, identifies the main arguments, and assesses their implications. Among the topics covered are relativism and realism, idealism and materialism, agency and structure, hermeneutics, semiotics, and cultural evolution. Drawing from varied literatures, notably social and cultural theory, the book stresses the importance of culture for economic behaviour and looks at the prospects for a renewed and culturally informed economics. The book will be invaluable to heterodox economists and to anyone interested in the links between culture and the economy. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, arguing against the isolation of economics, and will therefore hold wide appeal for social scientists working in related fields, as well as for economists specialising in cultural economics and economic methodology.

Cultural Economics

Cultural Economics
Markets and Culture : Cases and Materials

by Emma Coleman Jordan,Angela P. Harris

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides an always fascinating exploration of culture race, gender and identity in the marketplace, providing a structured conversation about some of the most difficult issues of the economic valuation of culture and indeed the very meaning of cultural subordination. We consider four central questions: Can economic behavior be understood without an attentive account of the cultural context in which economic transactions occur? We criticize the failure of neoclassical economics to integrate explicitly the cultural variables of ordinary life into the models of economic measurement and the assumptions of economic reasoning. We argue that these "thin" models are devoid of the important differences of culture, language, and identity. We identify instead a more complex set of ideas that incorporate culture and its tension with commerce. What is the impact of racial dominance on the ownership and control of cultural property? Do the financial arrangements in the entertainment industry determine whether racial and cultural minorities will ever achieve self-sufficiency? We are fascinated by the artists whose labor as musicians, painters, singers, songwriters and actors enrich our daily lives. Yet, these cultural stars often live lives of economic desperation after their turn in the spotlight has ended. What is the effect of royalty payment systems is and of corporate structures that frequently under compensate, and even cheat these aging stars of the current revenue generated by the contributions they made in their youth? Lastly, attention is given to the dynamics of the market valuation of the human capital components of language, hairstyle, sexual difference, and culturally significant garb. Does control of these modes of expressive autonomy depress the wages and opportunities for advancement of workers who do not choose to assimilate with the dominant culture? More important, are cultural styles associated with subordinated groups so devalued by the majority that non-assimilationists must pay an economic penalty for their personal preference to seek harmony between their inner lives and their outer appearance.

Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture

Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 2013-09-16
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 0444537775
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume emphasizes the economic aspects of art and culture, a relatively new field that poses inherent problems for economics, with its quantitative concepts and tools. Building bridges across disciplines such as management, art history, art philosophy, sociology, and law, editors Victor Ginsburgh and David Throsby assemble chapters that yield new perspectives on the supply and demand for artistic services, the contribution of the arts sector to the economy, and the roles that public policies play. With its focus on culture rather than the arts, Ginsburgh and Throsby bring new clarity and definition to this rapidly growing area. Presents coherent summaries of major research in art and culture, a field that is inherently difficult to characterize with finance tools and concepts Offers a rigorous description that avoids common problems associated with art and culture scholarship Makes details about the economics of art and culture accessible to scholars in fields outside economics

Cultural Economies of the Atlantic World

Cultural Economies of the Atlantic World
Objects and Capital in the Transatlantic Imagination

by Victoria Barnett-Woods

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-04-29
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 1000055671
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cultural Economies explores the dynamic intersection of material culture and transatlantic formations of "capital" in the long eighteenth century. It brings together two cutting-edge fields of inquiry—Material Studies and Atlantic Studies—into a generative collection of essays that investigate nuanced ways that capital, material culture, and differing transatlantic ideologies intersected. This ambitious, provocative work provides new interpretive critiques and methodological approaches to understanding both the material and the abstract relationships between humans and objects, including the objectification of humans, in the larger current conversation about capitalism and inevitably power, in the Atlantic world. Chronologically bracketed by events in the long-eighteenth century circum-Atlantic, these essays employ material case studies from littoral African states, to abolitionist North America, to Caribbean slavery, to medicinal practice in South America, providing both broad coverage and nuanced interpretation. Holistically, Cultural Economies demonstrates that the eighteenth-century Atlantic world of capital and materiality was intimately connected to both large and small networks that inform the hemispheric and transatlantic geopolitics of capital and nation of the present day.

Economics: The Definitive Encyclopedia from Theory to Practice [4 volumes]

Economics: The Definitive Encyclopedia from Theory to Practice [4 volumes]
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by David A. Dieterle

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2017-03-27
  • Pages : 2168
  • ISBN : 0313397082
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive four-volume resource that explains more than 800 topics within the foundations of economics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and global economics, all presented in an easy-to-read format. • Provides readers with a comprehensive one-stop reference source on the subject of economics that serves as an easy-to-read "textbook" • Presents more than 800 entries in four books that address economics foundations, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and global economics as well as a glossary and a documents section • Spotlights the concepts, movements, events, people, organizations, places, and objects relevant to the study of economics at the macro, micro, and global levels • Includes excerpts from key court and legislative documents that influenced the U.S. economy