Economics and Culture
By (author) David Throsby
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Economics and Culture by David Throsby
Book DescriptionIn an increasingly globalised world, economic and cultural imperatives can be seen as two of the most powerful forces shaping human behaviour. This book considers the relationship between economics and culture both as areas of intellectual discourse, and as systems of societal organisation. Adopting a broad definition of culture, it explores the economic dimensions of culture, and the cultural context of economics. The book is built on a foundation of value theory, developing the twin notions of economic and cultural value as underlying principles for integrating the two fields. Ideas of cultural capital and sustainability are discussed, especially as means of analysing the particular problems of cultural heritage, drawing parallels with the treatment of natural capital in ecological economics. The book goes on to discuss the economics of creativity in the production of cultural goods and services; culture in economic development; the cultural industries; and cultural policy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521586399
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Throsby
Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture, Hardback (September 2013)
Emphasizes the economic aspects of art and culture, a relatively new field that poses inherent problems for economics, with its quantitative concepts and tools. With its focus on culture rather than the arts, this book offers a rigorous description that avoids common problems associated with art and culture scholarship.
Beyond Price, Paperback (June 2011)
This book explores the tensions between economic and cultural value from a range of disciplines.
Economics of Cultural Policy, Hardback (June 2010)
Non-technical analysis of how cultural industries contribute to economic growth and the policies required to ensure cultural industries will flourish.
Does Australia Need a Cultural Policy?, Paperback (January 2006)» View all books by David Throsby
The ideas promoted by the Keating Government's policy, Creative Nation, is at odds with the cultural change that has taken place under the Howard Government. How much do governments lead cultural change and how do they subscribe to the public mood? This title asks: What is the value of cultural diversity in Australia?
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