Journal of Cultural Economics

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 147–150 | Cite as

Kong L. and O’Connor J. (Eds): Creative economies, creative cities, Asian European perspectives

Springer, New York, 2009, 227 pp, ISBN: 978-1-4020-9948-9
  • Roberta Comunian
Book Review

‘Creative Economies, Creative Cities’ is a collected volume edited by Lily Kong (professor of Geography at the National University of Singapore) and Justin O’Connor (professor in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia). The book has a strong interdisciplinary approach—effectively reflecting the variety of topics and methods that characterise research in this area. The contributors include economic geographers, social scientists, socio-cultural geographers, policy analysts, urban geographers and economists.

The book succeeds in introducing a new geographical perspective on the creative economy debate (usually focused on Western economies) and exploring the policy implications of this debate for Asia.

The collection of 13 essays, which provide insights into the Asian and European experience, tries to balance general theoretical contributions with specific case-study materials. While all the contributions are very engaging, the book lacks...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of GeographyUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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