Knowledges of the creative economy: Towards a relational geography of diffusion and adaptation in Asia

Lily Kong*, Chris Gibson, Louisa May Khoo, Anne Louise Semple

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Abstract

Recent dialogues in geography and the social sciences have reminded researchers of the extent to which academic and policy knowledges are socially and spatially embedded-that is, they circulate through formal and informal systems of publishing, exchange, commodification and cultural influence. Academic and policy knowledges are, in short, very much a part of the creative economy. In light of this, our paper surveys knowledges of the creative economy itself, as reflected in a geography of industry reports and government policy statements in selected Asian countries. Using a post-positivist framework adapted from diffusion theory, we critically interpret the circulation, mutation and adaptation of knowledges of the creative economy, claims to its significance, areas of emphases and notable silences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-194
Number of pages22
JournalAsia Pacific Viewpoint
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Academic knowledges
  • Asia
  • Creative economy
  • Diffusion theory
  • Policy discourses
  • Relational geographies

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