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Cultural Industries

What are the Cultural Industries? How are Cultural Industries changing? What is the role of Cultural Industries in contemporary society? Cultural Industries corrupt and pollute minds, and are also the cause of increasing violence in society. UNESCO and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade define cultural industries as industries that combine the creation, production, and distribution of goods and services that are cultural in nature and also state that these cultural industries are usually protected by intellectual property rights. Movies, Television and radio are pure art no more, they are cultural industries for profit. The term Creative Industries is now being used to represent media, mass media, culture industries and also a many related industries from fashion to design.

Creative Economy, Creative Industries, And Cultural Industries

The cultural industries, which include publishing, music, cinema, crafts and design, continue to grow steadily have a determinant role to play in the future of culture. The cultural industries have a determining role for the future in terms of freedom of expression, cultural diversity and economic development. They are cultural industries for profit. Sociology of Films, Sociology of Music, Sociology of Arts study cultural and creative industries.

Cultural Industries, Creative Economy and the Information Society
Gaetan Tremblay, Power, Media, Culture. Abstract: A decade has passed since Tony Blair’s New Labour popularized the notion of ‘creative industries’, an expression that some analysts and commentators do not hesitate to use as a substitute for the concept of cultural industries. Advocates of an economic strategy based on developing ‘creative industrial sectors’ have gradually started talking of a ‘creative economy’. Taken up by technocrats from several countries, and even by the UN, this approach has rapidly spread. In April 2008 the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development published a document aimed at measuring the degree of development of the creative economy in all regions of the world: Creative Economy Report 2008. The Challenge of Assessing the Creative Economy: towards Informed Policy-Making.

Cultural industries in international business research: Progress and prospect
Stephanie Lu Wang, Qian Gu, Mary Ann Von Glinow & Paul Hirsch.
Abstract: Cultural industries – systems of organizations that produce and distribute cultural goods with substantive symbolic, aesthetic, or artistic value – represent an important, exciting, and complex context that receives growing scholarly attention. As the first review of management research on cultural industries, this paper aims to provide a systematic synthesis of current research, summarizing distinctive characteristics of cultural industries and highlighting research gaps. We also illustrate how the unique nature, dynamics, and evolution of cultural industries provide opportunities to broaden international business theories in four research themes (i.e., internationalization strategy, cross-border innovation, social inclusion in the global economy, and emerging market research).

Cultural Industries Books

The Cultural Industries - David Hesmondhalgh.
The Cultural Industries is a guide to the main forces at work in the production of media today. - Todd Gitlin, Columbia University. The Cultural Industries combines a political economy approach with the best aspects of cultural studies, sociology, communication studies and social theory to provide an overview of the key debates surrounding cultural production. Hesmondhalgh's overview of political-economic, organizational, technological and cultural change represents an important intervention in research on cultural production.

Cultural Work: Understanding the Cultural Industries (Routledge Harwood Studies in Cultural Policy) Book by Andrew Beck.

Cultural Industries in Latin America and the Caribbean: Challenges and Opportunities.
Over the past decade, the new creative-cultural industries have increasingly become one of the main sources of greater production and employment in many countries. The growth of cultural industries has been mostly limited to the world's richest countries, but a number of low- and middle-income countries have come to recognize that they too can participate in the cultural economy. This study demonstrates the value and the potential for cultural industries in the LAC economy and also identifies the need for a comprehensive approach, structured policies, and targeted interventions aimed at improving the conditions and prospects of these industries. - Quartesan, Alessandra; Romis, Monica; Lanzafame, Francesco.