Dynamics of Virtual Work
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Creative Hubs in Question

Place, Space and Work in the Creative Economy

Editors: Gill, Rosalind, Pratt, Andy C., Virani, Tarek E. (Eds.)

  • The first sustained academic attempt to look critically at what, and how valuable, creative hubs are
  • Interdisciplinary and transnational material, with contributions from Estonia,  Greece, Italy, Kenya, the Netherlands, and Turkey, amongst others
  • Based on empirical data and original research from hundreds of small and medium creative enterprises, as well as major cultural institutions such as the Tate and the British Library
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About this book

Creative hubs have become a cornerstone of economic and cultural policy with only the barest amount of discussion or scrutiny. This volume offers the first interrogation of creative hubs, with ground-breaking critical writing from a combination of established scholars and new voices. Looking across multiple sites trans-nationally, and combining theoretical and empirical reflections, it asks: what are creative hubs, why do they matter, and are they making the world a better place?

Creative Hubs in Question discusses creative hubs in relation to debates about creative cities, co-working spaces and workers' co-operatives. Featuring case studies from Argentina to the Netherlands, and Nigeria to the UK, the contributions address how hubs are situated in relation to projects of equality and social justice, and whether and in what ways they change the experiences of the creatives who work in them. 

Drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives including sociology, geography, economics, media and communications, culture and creative industries, critical policy studies, gender studies, race and ethnicity, and urban studies, this collection will be of interest to policy makers, academics, scholars, students and practitioners across these fields. 

About the authors

Rosalind Gill is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at City, University of London, UK. 
Andy C. Pratt is Professor of Cultural Economy at City, University of London, UK.
Tarek E. Virani is Deputy Director of Network (Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy) and Associate Lecturer at the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London, UK.

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: April 18, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10653-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: April 18, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10652-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creative Hubs in Question
Book Subtitle
Place, Space and Work in the Creative Economy
Editors
  • Rosalind Gill
  • Andy C. Pratt
  • Tarek E. Virani
Series Title
Dynamics of Virtual Work
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10653-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10653-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-10652-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 381
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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