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Creative Liberties

Jamie Peck

in Constructions of Neoliberal Reason

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199580576
eISBN:
9780191595240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580576.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter presents a critique of the recently popularized concepts of the ‘creative class’ and ‘creative cities’, focusing on the work of urban-policy guru, Richard Florida. It explains the ... More


The Creative Class and Cultural Governance

Sarah Brouillette

in Literature and the Creative Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789486
eISBN:
9780804792431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789486.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter provides an outline of the way that creativity has been defined and deployed by neoliberal government policy and management thought. It begins with a reading of Richard Florida's The ... More


Goodbye to All That: Escape Stories

Rachael A. Woldoff and Robert C. Litchfield

in Digital Nomads: In Search of Meaningful Work in the New Economy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190931780
eISBN:
9780190931810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931780.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Urban and Rural Studies

Place matters—so much so that some successful people are willing to abandon their established lives to change it. Creative class professionals who leave behind their conventional lives and employment ... More


Entrepreneurship in World Cities

Zoltan Acs, Niels Bosma, and Rolf Sternberg

in The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Data

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580866
eISBN:
9780191728716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580866.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Entrepreneurs are of key importance in translating creativity into economic output. Consequently the urban dimension of entrepreneurship is a subject of great interest. This chapter sets out a ... More


The creative economy, the creative class and cultural intermediation

Orian Brook, Dave O’Brien, and Mark Taylor

in Cultural Intermediaries Connecting Communities: Revisiting Approaches to Cultural Engagement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447344995
eISBN:
9781447345046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344995.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter presents an overview of recent work on cultural intermediaries and the ‘creative class’ in relation to social inequality. The chapter looks at Britain’s ‘creative class’ in relation to ... More


Fidelity

Jeffrey Bilbro

in Virtues of Renewal: Wendell Berry's Sustainable Forms

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176406
eISBN:
9780813176437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176406.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Our economy rewards those who are rootless; the well-paid Creative Class that Richard Florida celebrates thrives on geographic hyper-mobility. Yet such mobility encourages us to invest not in ... More


Creative Human Capital

Lily Chumley

in Creativity Class: Art School and Culture Work in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691164977
eISBN:
9781400881321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164977.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter illustrates how artists (yishujia) and designers (shejishi) occupy newly prominent positions in China, as model producers, consumers, and citizens/subjects. As paragons of the “creative ... More


Work as Art / Art as Life

Sarah Brouillette

in Literature and the Creative Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789486
eISBN:
9780804792431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789486.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the surprising parallels between Richard Florida's arguments about the creative class and neo-Marxist theories of immaterial labor. It argues that they share a fundamentally ... More


Conclusion: In Search of Freedom, Community, and Meaningful Work

Rachael A. Woldoff and Robert C. Litchfield

in Digital Nomads: In Search of Meaningful Work in the New Economy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190931780
eISBN:
9780190931810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931780.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Urban and Rural Studies

Disillusioned knowledge workers move around the world to get away from places they find toxic. However, they find that place matters. Even these digital nomads, who value freedom and mobility above ... More


Created in China

Anna Greenspan

in Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780190206697
eISBN:
9780190235659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206697.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Shanghai’s past heyday was rooted in its role at the forefront of modern industry. Yet, by the time the city was reawakened in the early 1990s, most of the industry previously at its urban core had ... More


Digital Nomads: In Search of Meaningful Work in the New Economy

Rachael A. Woldoff and Robert C. Litchfield

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190931780
eISBN:
9780190931810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931780.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Urban and Rural Studies

Digital nomads are knowledge workers who actively seek a lifestyle of freedom, using technology to perform their work remotely, traveling far and wide, and moving as often as they like. They have ... More


Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839413
eISBN:
9780824869090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Spend time in New York City and, soon enough, you will encounter some of the Japanese nationals who live and work there. NYC is also home to one of the largest overseas Japanese populations in the ... More


Class and Race-Ethnicity in a Changing City: A Historical Perspective on Inequalities

Roberta Garner, Black Hawk Hancock, and Kenneth Fidel

in Neoliberal Chicago

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040597
eISBN:
9780252099038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040597.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The chapter traces the dynamics of class and race-ethnicity in the Chicago metropolitan area, identifying persistent disparities and emergent features of stratification. The chapter begins with a ... More


Economy and Authenticity in Daljit Nagra’s Look We Have Coming to Dover! and Gautam Malkani’s Londonstani

Sarah Brouillette

in Literature and the Creative Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789486
eISBN:
9780804792431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789486.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter suggests that minority writers have been struggling with the connection between their work and the cultural diversity initiatives that aim to expand the creative economy. In Daljit ... More


Chicago and American Urbanism

in The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042930
eISBN:
9780226042954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042954.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the lesson that can be learned by urban redevelopment in Chicago and comments on the alternative scenarios offered in Richard Florida's The Rise of the Creative Class and ... More


We Think a Lot: From Square to Hip in North Carolina’s Research Triangle

Alex Sayf Cummings

in Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631677
eISBN:
9781469631691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Research Triangle has been called North Carolina’s “axis of cool” and “hipster vibe factory” full of food trucks and indie bands. For decades, North Carolinians have boasted that the three-city ... More


City of Stories: Finding Japanese New York

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

in Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839413
eISBN:
9780824869090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter offers a “map” of artistic Japanese migrants in New York City. It begins by presenting brief snapshots of some Japanese migrant artists in NYC, who are all members of the so-called ... More


Race, Place and Cultural Production in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Geneva M. Gano

in The Little Art Colony and US Modernism: Carmel, Provincetown, Taos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439756
eISBN:
9781474490955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439756.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Carmel-by-the-Sea, a newly developed artist’s village located on the central California coast, claimed for itself the title of the first year-round little art colony in the nation, one that boasted ... More


Resources and Factors

David B. Audretsch

in Everything in Its Place: Entrepreneurship and the Strategic Management of Cities, Regions, and States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199351251
eISBN:
9780190232566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351251.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Chapter 3 focuses on the main types of resources and factors that a place can focus its strategy on in order to attain or maintain a strong economic performance. The second section of the chapter is ... More


The Making of the American Creative Class: New York's Culture Workers and Twentieth-Century Consumer Capitalism

Shannan Clark

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199731626
eISBN:
9780190941451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731626.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

During most of the twentieth century, the production of America’s consumer culture was centralized in New York to an extent unparalleled in the history of the modern United States. Within a few ... More


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