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The Cognitive-Cultural Economy and the Creative City

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199549306
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191701511 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.003.0004
The Cognitive-Cultural Economy and the Creative City

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This chapter discusses in detail cognitive-cultural capitalism, and its impacts on economy and society. It starts by defining what cognitive-cultural capitalism is, and how it has made changes to the contemporary economy and in the traditional white-collar/blue-collar principle of employment. It reveals the impact of changes made (social and physical) by adapting this type of economy in metropolitan areas. It explains the typical life of cognitive-cultural workers in the creative city and beyond.

Keywords: cognitive-cultural capitalism; cognitive-cultural workers; metropolitan areas; contemporary economy; cultural industries; creative industries

Chapter.  7368 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Business

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