Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-2006

Abstract

Recent dialogues in geography and the social sciences have reminded researchers of the extent to which academic and policy knowledges are socially and spatially embedded-that is, they circulate through formal and informal systems of publishing, exchange, commodification and cultural influence. Academic and policy knowledges are, in short, very much a part of the creative economy. In light of this, our paper surveys knowledges of the creative economy itself, as reflected in a geography of industry reports and government policy statements in selected Asian countries. Using a post-positivist framework adapted from diffusion theory, we critically interpret the circulation, mutation and adaptation of knowledges of the creative economy, claims to its significance, areas of emphases and notable silences. © 2006 Victoria University of Wellington.

Keywords

Academic knowledges, Asia, Creative economy, Diffusion theory, Policy discourses, Relational geographies

Discipline

Asian Studies | Sociology of Culture | Urban Studies

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

Asia Pacific Viewpoint

Volume

47

Issue

2

First Page

173

Last Page

194

ISSN

1360-7456

Identifier

10.1111/j.1467-8373.2006.00313.x

Publisher

Wiley

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8373.2006.00313.x

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