How should we understand the role of cultural industries in contemporary society? In Global Cultural Economy
(Routledge) Christiaan De Beukelaer
, a senior lecturer in cultural policy at the University of Melbourne, and Kim-Marie Spence
, a postdoctoral researcher at Solent University
, explore and explain the interrelationship between culture and economy across the world.
The book covers a range of subjects, from inequality and diversity, through government funding and cultural policy, to development and sustainability, illustrating each subject with examples from a vast range of artforms and nation states, as well as global policy organisations. The book is essential reading for creative industries, arts and humanities, and social science scholars, as well as for anyone interested in a declonising their perspective on global culture.