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Literature and the creative economy

Literature and the creative economy

Author: Sarah Brouillette
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
For nearly twenty years, social scientists and policy makers have been highly interested in the idea of the creative economy. This book contends that mainstream considerations of the economic and social force of culture, including theories of the creative class and of cognitive and immaterial labor, are indebted to historic conceptions of the art of literary authorship. It shows how contemporary literature has been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Brouillette
ISBN: 9780804789486 0804789487 9781503602809 150360280X
OCLC Number: 853313640
Description: ix, 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The creative class and cultural governance --
Work as art, art as life --
The psychology of creativity --
Economy and pathology in Aravind Adiga's The white tiger and Monica Ali's In the kitchen --
Economy and authenticity in Daljit Nagra's Look we have coming to Dover! and Gautam Malkani's Londonstani --
The strange case of the writer-consultant --
Valuing the arts in Ian McEwan's Saturday.
Responsibility: Sarah Brouillette.


This is the first book to consider what ideas about the creative economy derive from historic conceptions of the work of literary authorship and the first to discuss what writers make of the  Read more...


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"Sarah Brouillete's Literature and the Creative Economy is a pathbreaking work that does not simply critique the idea of the creative economy, but rather shows us how it actually works-most Read more...

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