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The Resource Literature and the creative economy, Sarah Brouillette

Literature and the creative economy, Sarah Brouillette

Label
Literature and the creative economy
Title
Literature and the creative economy
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Brouillette
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For nearly twenty years, social scientists and policy makers have been highly interested in the idea of the creative economy. This book contends that mainstream considerations of the economic and social force of culture, including theories of the creative class and of cognitive and immaterial labor, are indebted to historic conceptions of the art of literary authorship. It shows how contemporary literature has been involved in and has responded to creative-economy phenomena, including the presentation of artists as models of contentedly flexible and self-managed work, the treatment of training in and exposure to art as a pathway to social inclusion, the use of culture and cultural institutions to increase property values, and support for cultural diversity as a means of growing cultural markets. Contemporary writers have not straightforwardly bemoaned these phenomena in a classic rejection of the instrumental application of art. They have tended to explore how their own critical capacities have become compatible with or even essential to a neoliberal economy that has embraced art's autonomous gestures as proof that authentic self-articulation and social engagement can and should occur within capitalism. Taking a sociological approach to literary criticism, this book interprets major works of contemporary fiction by Monica Ali, Aravind Adiga, Daljit Nagra, and Ian McEwan alongside government policy, social science, and theoretical explorations of creative work and immaterial labor
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brouillette, Sarah
Dewey number
820.9/0092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR481
LC item number
.B76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Authorship
  • Cultural industries
  • Cultural policy
Label
Literature and the creative economy, Sarah Brouillette
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The creative class and cultural governance -- Work as art, art as life -- The psychology of creativity -- Economy and pathology in Aravind Adiga's The white tiger and Monica Ali's In the kitchen -- Economy and authenticity in Daljit Nagra's Look we have coming to Dover! and Gautam Malkani's Londonstani -- The strange case of the writer-consultant -- Valuing the arts in Ian McEwan's Saturday
Control code
853313640
Extent
ix, 238
Isbn
9780804789486
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013028369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations ; 24 cm
System control number
(OCoLC)853313640
Label
Literature and the creative economy, Sarah Brouillette
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The creative class and cultural governance -- Work as art, art as life -- The psychology of creativity -- Economy and pathology in Aravind Adiga's The white tiger and Monica Ali's In the kitchen -- Economy and authenticity in Daljit Nagra's Look we have coming to Dover! and Gautam Malkani's Londonstani -- The strange case of the writer-consultant -- Valuing the arts in Ian McEwan's Saturday
Control code
853313640
Extent
ix, 238
Isbn
9780804789486
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013028369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations ; 24 cm
System control number
(OCoLC)853313640

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