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.

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

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

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

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