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Literature and the creative economy / Sarah Brouillette.

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Subject: English literature > 21st century > History and criticism.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) > Economic aspects.
Authorship > Economic aspects.
Cultural industries.
Cultural policy.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780804792431
  • ISBN: 0804792437
  • ISBN: 0804789487
  • ISBN: 9780804789486
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (249 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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 labour, are indebted to historic conceptions of the art of literary authorship.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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