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.
Academic knowledges, Asia, Creative economy, Diffusion theory, Policy discourses, Relational geographies
Asian Studies | Sociology of Culture | Urban Studies
Asia Pacific Viewpoint
Kong, Lily, Gibson, Chris, Khoo, Louisa-May, & Semple, Anne-Louise.(2006). Knowledges of the Creative Economy: Towards a Relational Geography of Diffusion and Adaptation in Asia. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 47(2), 173-194.
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