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Literature and the Creative Economy

Sarah Brouillette


This is the first book to consider how contemporary literature has been involved in and shaped by the vocabularies and initiatives that characterize the creative economy. It considers how longstanding ideas about literature and literary writers have informed creative-economy theories and policies, and examines how writers have articulated their complicity with and distance from various facets of the placement of art in instrumental service to the economy. Creative-economy policy has presented artists as models of contentedly flexible and self-managing work, has advocated using the presence of ... More

Keywords: creative economy, creative industries, neoliberalism, gentrification, cultural policy, postindustrialism, contemporary literature, sociology of literature, aesthetic autonomy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804789486
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804789486.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Brouillette, author