Cultural Industries in Transition Economies

Authored by: Bastian Lange

The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415706209
eBook ISBN: 9781315725437
Adobe ISBN: 9781317533986


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From the very beginning of the formulation of cultural industries in the last decades, many scholars in the field of cultural and creative industries (CCI) have emphasized the nexus of urban transformations to the spatial embedding of cultural industries as well as its transformation of work and production forms (e.g. Landry 2000; Hesse and Lange 2012). From the perspective of urban transition, cultural industries very often became manifest at abandoned and vacant locations, which allowed them to flourish and to develop over time. Various researchers have highlighted these very obvious observations when they were pointing to the role of metropolitan regions to accommodate these new cultural economies (Florida 2002, 2005; Hospers 2003; Scott 2006).

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