Cultural industries and environmental crisis: an introduction

Oakley, K. and Banks, M. (2020) Cultural industries and environmental crisis: an introduction. In: Oakley, K. and Banks, M. (eds.) Cultural Industries and the Environmental Crisis: New Approaches for Policy. Springer: Cham, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9783030493837 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-49384-4_10)

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Culture and the arts—where they are considered at all in environmental debates—are generally viewed as either benign low carbon activities that bring pleasure and meaning, or as irrelevant in the face of existential crisis. As cultural industry scholars, we reject both these readings and instead argue for a critical consideration of the role and potential of cultural activities in the face of mounting crises, environmental and otherwise. At the very least, cultural industries are part of the way we make sense of things and sense making is as vital as ever, but in addition they are huge commercial entities, instruments of public policy across the globe, and, in some cases, major polluters and resource consumers.

Item Type:Book Sections (Introduction)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Banks, Professor Mark and Oakley, Professor Kate
Authors: Oakley, K., and Banks, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts
Published Online:15 September 2020

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