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Alternative Economies and Spaces

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Book Series: Global Studies ISBN: 9783837624984 9783839424988 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627770 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100535
Subject: Geography
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The volume entails a collection of contributions by leading scholars (Raymond Bryant, Michael K. Goodman, Benjamin Huybrechts, Andrew E.G. Jonas, Roger Lee, Peter North, and Katinka Weber) concerned with alternative modes of economic and social exchange. The cases addressed in these contributions – including credit unions, alternative currencies, sustainable consumption, and social enterprises – deliver valuable insights into how such alternatives are performed at various scales and spaces in relation to and beyond the economic mainstream. In sum, the collection provides vital grounds for both a transition of the economic system towards a more sustainable one, and a reconceptualisation of the economic itself in our scholarly thinking and everyday lives.

Creative Networks and the City

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ISBN: 9783837613742 9783839413746 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/transcript.9783839413746 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101941
Subject: Sociology
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This book offers a fundamental contribution to the literature on the creative industries and the knowledge-based economy by focusing on three aspects: urban spaces as key sites of capitalist restructuring, creative industries policies as state technologies aimed at economic exploitation, and the role of networks of aesthetic production in inflecting these tendencies. It simultaneously goes beyond these debates by integrating a concern with the cultural and aesthetic dimensions of the creative industries. As such, the book is relevant to researchers interested in the transdisciplinary project of a cultural political economy of creativity and urban change.

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