Creativity and knowledge economies

Murphy, Peter (2009) Creativity and knowledge economies. In: Peters, Michael A., Marginson, Simon, and Murphy, Peter, (eds.) Creativity and the Global Knowledge Economy. Peter Lang, New York, USA, pp. 149-184.

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[Extract] There are two ideas of culture. One is romantic (Murphy & Roberts, 2004). Culture in the romantic sense is a function of nations. Nations are defined by territory, language and social norms. Nations possess incommensurable characteristics-different ways of doing things and creating things, and different mindsets, that provide advantages in global economic and social competition. In particular the 'genius' of a nation produces innovation. A second, and older, idea equates culture with the civilization of cities. This idea precedes the modern romantic idea of nationhood. Culture as a function of the civilization of cities is less the expression of incommensurable qualities and habits and more the consequence of the universals of shape, pattern and form.

Item ID: 23739
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-4331-0425-1
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2012 02:48
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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