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Value Construction in the Creative Economy

Negotiating Innovation and Transformation

  • Rachel Granger

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities book series (PSBAH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Defining the Creative Economy Through Value

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Laura Parsons, Rachel Granger
      Pages 19-43
  3. The Creative Self

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Jennie Jordan, Ruth Jindal
      Pages 67-84
  4. Collective Creative Spaces and Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Jennifer Garcia-Carrizo, Rachel Granger
      Pages 177-198
    3. David Heap, Caroline Coles
      Pages 199-216
    4. Tracy Harwood, Jason Boomer, Tony Garry
      Pages 243-264
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 279-283

About this book


The book provides a critical and integrative analysis of value as it pertains to different aspects of creative and cultural industries. The notion of 'value' – a frequently used but rarely considered term –  is deconstructed and considered as a spatial and structural impact, an active resource and process, and as soft institutions and embodied forms which collectively create a space through which value is constructed and negotiated. This book consists of three main sections: normative valuation, value and transformation from interactions and process, and embodied value. Together the contributions assess what value means in the creative and cultural industries, how it is constructed and added through process, and the way in which it is embodied in people and shaped through and by social space. Especially relevant for postgraduate study and research in the creative and cultural industries where critical studies are key, this book is also relevant for multiple disciplines which occupy the creative and cultural fields.


creative industries value transformation emodied value cultural industries business and arts value creation creative economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Rachel Granger
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Business and LawDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

About the editors

Rachel Granger is Reader in Creative Industries Management at De Montfort University, UK. She specialises in the economic geography of creative industries, the performance of creative cities and on emerging technologies that facilitate and capture the value of the nuanced ecologies of creative work. Her current work focuses on creating value through creative spaces, including work on smart cities, third spaces and new models of creative regeneration.

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