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Social Economy of the MetropolisCognitive-Cultural Capitalism and the Global Resurgence of Cities$
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Allen J. Scott

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199549306

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.001.0001

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Culture, Economy, and the City

Culture, Economy, and the City

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Social Economy of the Metropolis

Allen J. Scott

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores how culture affects economy and city life, and how these become sources of new urban growth. The first section shows how aesthetics relates to urbanization by including culture in its discussion. More possibilities are explained in the chapter, such as its impact on industrial production and designation of cultural-products industrial districts. Policies on culture and local economic development and the future in these types of industries are also presented.

Keywords:   culture, urbanization, cultural capitalism, metropolitan areas, industrial production, culture-rich areas

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