The Creative Cultural Industry

The Production of Concepts in the Process of Commodification of Culture and its Impact

Authors: Marcello de Souza Freitas

Citation

de Souza Freitas, M. (2018). The Creative Cultural Industry: The Production of Concepts in the Process of Commodification of Culture and its Impact. Journal of Creative Industries and Cultural Studies–JOCIS2 (1), 62–81.

Abstract

This article seeks to assess the underlying factors behind the hype around the creative economy. On the one hand, this article tries to retrace the processes which could have caused the rise of interest and, on the other, analyse the concepts that were generated to explain the processes within cultural and creative industries. This study analyses the power relations underlying the use of both concepts. Thus, this paper aims to understand the economic and social impact of the industrial production and diffusion of symbolic products in our current world, and, more specifically, the opportunities and challenges that this scenario presents to countries, mostly peripheral ones, that seek to develop their economic strategies in the field of cultural and creative industries.

Keywords

International cultural relations, external communications, cultural industries, creative industries, globalisation, creative economy, global flow of information.