Re-futuring creative economies: beyond bad dreams and the banal imagination

Banks, M. (2022) Re-futuring creative economies: beyond bad dreams and the banal imagination. In: Comunian, R., Faggian, A., Heinonen, J. and Wilson, N. (eds.) A Modern Guide to Creative Economies. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 216-227. ISBN 9781789905489 (doi: 10.4337/9781789905496.00024)

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This chapter adressses the problem of creative economy futures. It considers the limitations of a dominant policy, industry (and academic) paradigm wherein the future is utopianized and delimited by banal imaginaries that appear benign and inclusive, but are intrinsically hostile to contradiction and challenge. The problem of climate emergency and some already apparent and unfolding ecological disasters linked to creative economy activity is shown to be fatally absent from prevailing discourse; a call for a more radical and progressive 're-futuring' is therefore advanced.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Banks, Professor Mark
Authors: Banks, M.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:Edward Elgar
Published Online:23 August 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 Roberta Comunian, Alessandra Faggian, Jarna Heinonen and Nick Wilson
First Published:First published in A Modern Guide to Creative Economies: 216-227
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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