Handbook on the Geographies of Creativity

Handbook on the Geographies of Creativity

Author: Anjeline de Dios

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785361647

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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How can the ‘where’ of creativity help us examine how and why it has become a paradigmatic concept in contemporary economies and societies? Adopting a geographically diverse, theoretically rigorous approach, the Handbook offers a cutting-edge study of creativity as it has emerged in policy, academic, activist, and cultural discourse over the last two decades. To this end, the volume departs from conventional modes of analyzing creativity (by industry, region, or sector) and instead identifies key themes that thread through shifting contexts of the creative in the arts, media, technology, education, governance, and development. By tracing the myriad spatialities of creativity, the chapters map its inherently paradoxical features: reinforcing persistent conditions of inequality even as it opens avenues for imagining and enacting more equitable futures.

Handbook on the Geographies of Creativity

Handbook on the Geographies of Creativity

Author: Anjeline de Dios

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785361635

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Page: 416

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Adopting a geographically diverse and theoretically rigorous approach, this Handbook on the Geographies of Creativity is a cutting-edge study of creativity as it has emerged in policy, academic, activist, and cultural discourse over the last two decades. A range of sectors are explored with in-depth engagement and understanding, including: dance, music, craft, visual art, circus arts and fashion. This Handbook departs from conventional modes of analysing creativity by industry, region or sector, and instead identifies key themes that thread through shifting contexts of the creative, namely creativity as Imaginary, Locality, Mobility, Labor, Culture, Intervention and Method. By tracing the myriad spatialities of creativity, the chapters map its inherently paradoxical features: reinforcing persistent conditions of inequality even as it opens avenues for imagining and enacting more equitable futures. The conceptual framework proposed for critically appraising present debates and articulating future directions for creative and cultural industries will be useful for scholars and academics researching culture, media and design. Policy makers and professionals working in creative and cultural industries (CCIs) will find the wide range of case studies in this Handbook an essential tool for further understanding the field.

Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories

Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories

Author: Anssi Paasi

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785365805

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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This new international Handbook provides the reader with the most up-to-date and original viewpoints on critical debates relating to the rapidly transforming geographies of regions and territories, as well as related key concepts such as place, scale, networks and regionalism. Bringing together renowned specialists who have extensively theorized these spatial concepts and contributed to rich empirical research in disciplines such as geography, sociology, political science and IR studies, this interdisciplinary collection offers fresh, cutting-edge, and contextual insights on the significance of regions and territories in today’s dynamic world.

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies

Author: Julie Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135166823

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Geographical analysis of tourism spaces and places is advancing fast. In terms of human geography, the various recent academic ‘turns’ have led to fresh examination of existing debates and have advanced new theoretical ideas in geography that are more salient than ever for tourism studies. The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies seeks to examine such recent developments by providing a state-of-the-art review of the field, documenting advances in research and evaluating different perspectives, approaches, techniques and contexts. The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies considers recent disciplinary developments (including post-disciplinarily) in geography in relation to the study of tourism. It also analyzes the fledging relationships of the new mobilities paradigm, critical tourism studies and cultural political economy to tourism spaces and places, as well as acknowledging a spatial turn in poststructuralist social sciences more generally. In addition, it evaluates how postcolonial, feminist, sensory, performative and queer perspectives have diversified research in the tourism geographies field. Spatial analysis, time geography, placemaking and landscape concerns are addressed and issues such as transport, environmental discourses and development are also analyzed. Finally, the volume’s contributions highlight key areas for advancing research and map out the dimensions of future trajectories in tourism geographies in different theoretical and thematic contexts. Written by leading scholars in the tourism geographies field, this text will provide an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in tourism geographies, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.

Handbook on the Geographies of Globalization

Handbook on the Geographies of Globalization

Author: Robert C. Kloosterman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785363849

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 512

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Processes of globalization have changed the world in many, often fundamental, ways. Increasingly these processes are being debated and contested. This Handbook offers a timely, rich as well as critical panorama of these multifaceted processes with up-to-date chapters by renowned specialists from many countries. It comprises chapters on the historical background of globalization, different geographical perspectives (including world systems analysis and geopolitics), the geographies of flows (of people, goods and services, and capital), and the geographies of places (including global cities, clusters, port cities and the impact of climate change).

The SAGE Handbook of Historical Geography

The SAGE Handbook of Historical Geography

Author: Mona Domosh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529736878

Category: History

Page: 1117

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The SAGE Handbook of Historical Geography provides an international and in-depth overview of the field with chapters that examine the history, present condition and future significance of historical geography in relation to recent developments and current research.

Routledge Handbook of Health Geography

Routledge Handbook of Health Geography

Author: Valorie A. Crooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351598538

Category: Science

Page: 386

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The places of our daily life affect our health, well-being, and receipt of health care in complex ways. The connection between health and place has been acknowledged for centuries, and the contemporary discipline of health geography sets as its core mission to uncover and explicate all facets of this connection. The Routledge Handbook of Health Geography features 52 chapters from leading international thinkers that collectively characterize the breadth and depth of current thinking on the health–place connection. It will be of interest to students seeking an introduction to health geography as well as multidisciplinary health scholars looking to explore the intersection between health and place. This book provides a coherent synthesis of scholarship in health geography as well as multidisciplinary insights into cutting-edge research. It explores the key concepts central to appreciating the ways in which place influences our health, from the micro-space of the body to the macro-scale of entire world regions, in order to articulate historical and contemporary aspects of this influence.

For Creative Geographies

For Creative Geographies

Author: Harriet Hawkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135139674

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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This book provides the first sustained critical exploration, and celebration, of the relationship between Geography and the contemporary Visual Arts. With the growth of research in the Geohumanities and the Spatial Humanities, there is an imperative to extend and deepen considerations of the form and import of geography-art relations. Such reflections are increasingly important as geography-art intersections come to encompass not only relationships built through interpretation, but also those built through shared practices, wherein geographers work as and with artists, curators and other creative practitioners. For Creative Geographies features seven diverse case studies of artists’ works and exhibitions made towards the end of the twentieth and the beginning of the twentieth-first century. Organized into three analytic sections, the volume explores the role of art in the making of geographical knowledge; the growth of geographical perspectives as art world analytics; and shared explorations of the territory of the body, In doing so, Hawkins proposes an analytic framework for exploring questions of the geographical “work” art does, the value of geographical analytics in exploring the production and consumption of art, and the different forms of encounter that artworks develop, whether this be with their audiences, or their makers.

The Economics of Talent

The Economics of Talent

Author: Roberta Comunian

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783319951249

Category: Political Science

Page: 122

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To date, research into urban economics, regional science and economic geography has predominantly focused on the firm and industry as the key units of analysis in order to understand economic development; however, the past few decades have seen a growing interest in the role played by talent in the knowledge economy. This book provides an essential overview of the skills revolution. It presents key milestones of the changes in economic development in the past few decades and explains the motivation behind the rise of talent, as well as its importance for cities and economies. It also offers advice on how to attract and manage talent – a major determinant of competitiveness for countries and regions around the world. In closing, the book explains the underlying theories and provides practical examples for students, researchers and practitioners alike.

The Routledge Handbook of Methodologies in Human Geography

The Routledge Handbook of Methodologies in Human Geography

Author: Sarah A. Lovell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000636611

Category: Science

Page: 583

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The Routledge Handbook of Methodologies in Human Geography is the defining reference for academics and postgraduate students seeking an advanced understanding of the debates, methodological developments and methods transforming research in human geography. Divided into three sections, Part I reviews how the methods of contemporary human geography reflect the changing intellectual history of human geography and events both within human geography and society in general. In Part II, authors critically appraise key methodological and theoretical challenges and opportunities that are shaping contemporary research in various parts of human geography. Contemporary directions within the discipline are elaborated on by established and emerging researchers who are leading ontological debates and the adoption of innovative methods in geographic research. In Part III, authors explore cross-cutting methodological challenges and prompt questions about the values and goals underpinning geographical research work, such as: Who are we engaging in our research? Who is our research ‘for’? What are our relationships with communities? Contributors emphasize examples from their research and the research of others to reflect the fluid, emotional and pragmatic realities of research. This handbook captures key methodological developments and disciplinary influences emerging from the various sub-disciplines of human geography.

A Modern Guide to Creative Economies

A Modern Guide to Creative Economies

Author: Comunian, Roberta

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781789905496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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Bringing together a series of new perspectives and reflections on creative economies, this insightful Modern Guide expands and challenges current knowledge in the field. Interdisciplinary in scope, it features a broad range of contributions from both leading and emerging scholars, which provide innovative, critical research into a wide range of disciplines, including arts and cultural management, cultural policy, cultural sociology, economics, entrepreneurship, management and business studies, geography, humanities, and media studies.