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Sociology of the Arts
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Persistent Creativity

Making the Case for Art, Culture and the Creative Industries

Authors: Campbell, Peter

  • - Analyses creativity in terms of specific policy and methods practices
    - Considers the role of festivals and competitions such as the European Capital of Culture
    - Offers nuanced, critical appraisal of logics underpinning discourse about creativity and culture

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About this book

Recent years have seen the increasing valuation and promotion of ‘creativity’. Future success, we are often assured, will rest on the creativity of our endeavours, often aligned specifically with ‘cultural’ activity. This book considers the emergence and persistence of this pattern, particularly with regards to cultural policy, and examines the methods and evidence deployed to make the case for art, culture and the creative industries. The origins of current practices are considered, as is the gradual accretion of a broad range of meanings around the term ‘creative’, and the implications this has for the success of the wider ‘Creativity Agenda’. The specific experience of the city of Liverpool in adopting and furthering this agenda both in the UK and beyond is considered, as is the persistence of a range of problematic, and often contradictory, assumptions and practices relating to this agenda up to the present day.


About the authors

Peter Campbell is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Liverpool, UK. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: ‘Persistent Creativity’?

    Campbell, Peter

    Pages 1-7

  • Presages of Persistent Creativity

    Campbell, Peter

    Pages 9-38

  • The Creativity Agenda(s)

    Campbell, Peter

    Pages 39-84

  • Making the Case for Art and Culture: Persistent Challenges

    Campbell, Peter

    Pages 85-126

  • The Persistent Case for the Creative Industries

    Campbell, Peter

    Pages 127-182

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03119-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03118-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Persistent Creativity
Book Subtitle
Making the Case for Art, Culture and the Creative Industries
Authors
Series Title
Sociology of the Arts
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03119-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03119-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03118-3
Series ISSN
2569-1414
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 290
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
Topics