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Titel: Fairs and Festivals
Negotiating Values in the Creative Industries
Forfatter: Moeran, Brian; Strandgaard Pedersen, Jesper
Resume: This paper looks at creative industry events – in particular fairs and festivals – and at how they provide a venue for the (re)enactment of institutional arrangements in a particular industry field, as well as for the negotiation and affirmation of different values that underpin them. Tracing the study of such field configuring events back to studies in economic anthropology and sociology, the authors of the paper argue that it is the notion of values that underpins fairs, festivals, awards, auctions and similar events. Going beyond the economist’s notion of ‘Value’ in the singular, the paper posits that, in order to understand the relationship between culture and economy, we need to consider a plurality of material/technical, social, situational, appreciative and functional values when examining how economic Value is derived from creative products. It is these values that are continuously being (re)negotiated and transacted by those participating in creative industry fairs and festivals.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7982
Dato: 2009-12-17

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