A Handbook of Cultural Economics

A Handbook of Cultural Economics

Author: Ruth Towse

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857930576

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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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

Author: Ruth Towse

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642773280

Category: Political Science

Page: 293

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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

Author: Li Yining

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000197112

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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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

Author: Ruth Towse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139485562

Category: Business & Economics

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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

Author: Ruth Towse

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781954911

Category: Art

Page: 160

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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

Author: David Boyce Hamilton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415490917

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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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.

Cultural Economics And Cultural Policies

Cultural Economics And Cultural Policies

Author: Giorgio Brosio

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 079232868X

Category: Art

Page: 184

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Met lit. opg. Guide to the 'state of the art' in cultural economics. Attention is given to definition and measurement of the cultural sector, to the light economic analysis can shed on the motivation of creative and performing artists and of artistic enterprises, and to the discussion of public policy towards the arts beyond general economic appraisal of arguments for government financial support.

A Cultural Economic Analysis of Craft

A Cultural Economic Analysis of Craft

Author: Anna Mignosa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030021641

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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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.

Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture

Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture

Author: Victor A. Ginsburgh

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080464756

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1400

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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

Economics, Culture and Development

Economics, Culture and Development

Author: Eiman O. Zein-Elabdin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317562818

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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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

Cultural Economics

Cultural Economics

Author: Emma Coleman Jordan

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114570778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 371

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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.

Economic Perspectives on Cultural Heritage

Economic Perspectives on Cultural Heritage

Author: M. Hutter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349258246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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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.