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.
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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