When the Artistic Impulse Becomes a Key Economic Asset

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“CREATIVE INDUSTRIES” is an infuriating term. Why it is so difficult to get a firm handle on it is that it epitomises the postmodern nature of our times, challenging not only a range of notions associated with “modernity”, but also connoting socio-economic and socio-cultural phenomena particular to 21st century globalisation. In fact, to use another fashionable word, it signifies a deep “disruption” in the industrial nomenclature. Much more often used in the plural than in the singular, it conveys the transcending nature of what it is trying to denote. And what is it trying to denote? According to the definition given by the ...


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