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Module Reading List

Theoretical Perspectives: Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Dr Jon Ward
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Required Reading

Abbasi, M., Vassilopoulou, P., & Stergioulas, L. (2017). Technology roadmap for the Creative Industries. Creative Industries Journal, 10(1), 40-58

Bakhshi, H., Freeman, A. and Higgs, P (2012) A Dynamic Mapping of the UK’s Creative Industry. London: NESTA. Available from:

Chapter 1 in Bilton, C. 2007. Management and creativity: from creative industries to creative management . Oxford: Blackwell

De Beukelaer, C. 2014. The UNESCO/UNDP 2013 Creative Economy Report: perks and perils of an evolving agenda. The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 44(2), 90–100.

Chapters 3 & 4 in Henry, C., & De Bruin, A. (2011). Entrepreneurship and the creative economy: Process, practice and policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Hesmondhalgh, D., and A.C. Pratt. 2005. Cultural Industries and Cultural Policy. The international journal of cultural policy. . 11(1): 1-13.

O’Brien, D. 2010. Measuring the value of culture: A report to the Department for Culture Media and Sport. London: Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

O’Connor, J. 2010. The Cultural and Creative Industries: a literature review. 2nd ed. Newcastle: Creativity, Culture and Education. Available from:

Walmsley, B. 2012. ‘Towards a balanced scorecard: A critical analysis of the Culture and Sport Evidence (CASE) programme’. Cultural trends. , 21 (4), pp.325-334.

Williams, R. 2002[1958]. Culture is Ordinary in Highmore, B. The everyday life reader. London: Routledge Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .  


The above outlines the minimum required reading to attend lectures and seminars. To make the most of the programme and pass assignments you will have to do a significant amount of additional reading. The following lists provide some useful starting points but they are not exhaustive and you will need to search for relevant books and academic articles.

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Additional Sources

Categorized by subject.

Cultural and Creative Industries


Banks, M. (2018). Creative economies of tomorrow? Limits to growth and the uncertain future. Cultural Trends, 27(5), 367–380.

Caves, R (2000) Creative industries: contracts between art and commerce , Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.

De Beukelaer, C., & Spence, K-M. 2018. Global cultural economy. Abingdon: Routledge

Garnham, N. (2005). From cultural to creative industries. International Journal of Cultural Policy. 11(1), 15–29. 

Hartley, J. 2004. Creative Industries. Oxford: Blackwell

Hesmondhalgh, D. 2019. The cultural industries. 4th ed. London: SAGE.

Howkins, J (2001) The Creative Economy: How People make money from Ideas, Penguin, London

Oakley, K., O'Connor, J. (eds.) 2015. The Routledge companion to the cultural industries. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Academic papers and book chapters

Banks, M. & O’Connor, J. 2009 ‘After the Creative Industries’, The international journal of cultural policy. 15:4, pp.365 -373

McRobbie, A. (2011). Re-Thinking Creative Economy as Radical Social Enterprise. Variant (Glasgow, Scotland) , (41), 32–33.



Banaji, S., Burn, A. and Buckingham, D. 2010. The rhetorics of creativity: a literature review. Newcastle: Creativity, Culture and Education

Becker, H. 1982. Art Worlds. Berkeley, CA:University of California Press

Hayward, P. 1990. Culture, technology & creativity in the late twentieth century. London: J. Libbey.

Katz, J., LaBar, W., & Lynch, E. 2010. Creativity and technology : social media, mobiles and museums. Edinburgh: MuseumsEtc.

Martin, L., & Wilson, N. 2018. The Palgrave handbook of creativity at work. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Mateos-Garcia, J., & Bakhshi, H. 2016. The Geography of Creativity in the UK creative networks. London: NESTA. Available from 

Mould, O. 2018. Against Creativity. London: Verso.

Norris, L., & Tisdale, R. (2014). Creativity in museum practice. Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press.

Academic papers and book chapters

Bilton, C., & Leary, R. 2002. What can managers do for creativity? Brokering creativity in the creative industries. International Journal of Cultural Policy 8(1) 49-64.

Jeffcutt P. 2009 ‘Creativity in the creative industries’ in T. Rickards , M.A. Runco , S. Moger (eds) The Routledge Companion to Creativity. London: Routledge

Wolff, J., (1993) "Social Structure and Artistic Creativity" from Wolff, J., The Social Production of Art, London: Macmillan, pp.9-25.

Creative/Cultural Entrepreneurship and Work


Banks, M. (2006) ‘Moral economy and cultural work’, Sociology. , 40(3), pp. 455-472.

Banks, M. (2007). The Politics of Cultural Work. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Baumol, W.J., 1996. Entrepreneurship: Productive, unproductive, and destructive. Journal of business venturing. 11(1), pp.3-22.

Colette, H. (ed.) (2007) Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries: An International Perspective. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Hesmondhalgh, D., & Baker, S. (2011). Creative Labour: Media Work in Three Cultural Industries. Abingdon: Routledge.

Hewison, R. and Holden, J. 2011. The Cultural Leadership Handbook: How to run a creative organization. Farnham: Gower.

Leadbeater, C and Oakley, K., (1999) The independents : Britain's new cultural entrepreneurs . Demos, London.

Naudin, A. (2018). Cultural Entrepreneurship: the cultural worker’s experience of entrepreneurship. London: Routledge.

Ross, A. 2009. Nice Work If You Can Get It. New York: New York University Press.

Academic papers and book chapters

Banks, M. 2010. “Autonomy Guaranteed? Cultural work and the “art–commerce relation”. Journal for cultural research. , 14(3), pp.251-269. This is first article in a themed issue on creative work so it is also worthwhile browsing the other articles in the issue.

Eikhof, D.R., and Haunschild, A. (2006) ‘Lifestyle meets market: Bohemian entrepreneurs in creative industries’, Creativity and innovation management. , 15(3), pp. 234-241.

Gerber, A., & Childress, C. (2017). I Don’t Make Objects, I Make Projects: Selling Things and Selling Selves in Contemporary Artmaking. Cultural sociology. , 11(2), 234–254.

Luckman, S. (2018). Craft entrepreneurialism and sustainable scale: resistance to and disavowal of the creative industries as champions of capitalist growth. Cultural Trends, 27(5), 313–326.

Peck, J. (2005) ‘Struggling with the creative class’, International journal of urban and regional research = Revue internationale de recherche urbaine et régionale. , 29(4), pp. 740-770.

Poettschacher, E (2005) ‘Strategic Creativity: How values, beliefs and assumptions drive entrepreneurs in the creative industries’, International journal of entrepreneurship and innovation. , August 2005, pp. 117-183.

Rae, D. (2007) ‘Creative industries in the UK: cultural diffusion or discontinuity?’ in Henry, C. (2007) Entrepreneurship in the creative industries, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Taylor, S. & K. Littleton. 2008. “Art work or money: Conflicts in the construction of a creative identity.” The sociological review. 56(2), pp.275 -292.

Culture and Cultural Policy


Bell, D. and Oakley, K. 2014. Cultural policy. Oxford: Routledge.

Durrer, V., Miller, T. and O’Brien, D. 2018. The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy. London: Routledge

McGuigan, J. 2004. Rethinking cultural policy . Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Academic articles and book chapters

Belfiore, E. 2002. ‘Arts as a means of alleviating social exclusion: does it really work? A critique of instrumental cultural policies and social impact studies in the UK. The international journal of cultural policy. , 8(1), 91-106

Belfiore, E. (2009). On bullshit in cultural policy practice and research: notes from the British case. The international journal of cultural policy. 15(3), 343–359.

Garnham, N., (2005) ‘From Cultural Industries to Creative Industries’, The international journal of cultural policy. , Vol. 11, No. 1 March pp.15-31

Hadley, S., & Belfiore, E. (2018). Cultural democracy and cultural policy. Cultural trends. 27(3), 218–223.

Keane, M. (2009) Creative industries in China: four perspectives on social transformation, The international journal of cultural policy. , 15(4), pp. 431-443.

Oakley, K. 2006. ‘Include us out – economic development and social policy in the creative industries’, Cultural trends. , 15(4), 255-273

O’Connor, J. 2009. Creative industries: a new direction? The international journal of cultural policy. , 15(4), pp. 387-402.

Cultural Value(s)


Holden, J. 2006. Cultural value and the crisis of legitimacy : why culture needs a democratic mandate . London: Demos. Available from:

Throsby, D. 2001. Economics and culture . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Reports, academic articles, and book chapters

Boorsma, M., and Chiaravalloti, F. 2010. Arts marketing performance: an artistic-mission-led approach to evaluation. Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society , 40, pp.297-317.

Crossick, G., and Kaszynska, P. 2016. Understanding the value of arts & culture. Swindon: Arts & Humanities Research Council. Available from:

Eikhof, D. R., & Haunschild, A. (2007). For art’s sake! Artistic and economic logics in creative production. Journal of organizational behavior. 28, 523–538.

Galloway, S., Hamilton, C., Scullion, A. and Bell, D. 2005. Quality of life and well-being: measuring the benefits of culture and sport: literature review and thinkpiece. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Social Research.

O'Brien, D. 2010. Measuring the value of culture: a report to the Department for Culture Media and Sport. London: Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

Scott, C. A. 2010. Searching for the “public” in public value: Arts and cultural heritage in Australia. Cultural trends. 19(4), pp.273–289.

Taylor, C. 2015. Cultural Value: A Perspective from Cultural Economy. AHRC Cultural Value Project. Available from:

Velthuis, O., & Coslor, E. (2012). The Financialisation of Art. The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance, 471–87.

Vuyk, K. 2010. The arts as an instrument? Notes on the controversy surrounding the value of art. The international journal of cultural policy. . 16(2), pp.173–183.

Creative Cities and Clusters


Lloyd, R. 2010. Neo-Bohemia: art and commerce in the postindustrial city (2nd ed.). Abingdon: Routledge.

Academic articles and book chapters

Evans, G. 2009. Creative cities, creative spaces and urban policy. Urban studies. , 46(5-6), pp 1002-1040

Grodach, C., Foster, N., & Murdoch, J. 2018. Gentrification, displacement and the arts: Untangling the relationship between arts industries and place change. Urban studies. 55(4), 807–825.

Karvelyte, K. 2018. Shifting meanings in changing contexts: the role of the creative city in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei. The international journal of cultural policy. 6632, 1–18.

Mommaas, H. 2004. Cultural clusters and the post-industrial city: towards the remapping of urban cultural policy. Urban Studies. 41(3), 507–532. 

This list was last updated on 19/09/2019