Creative Economies in Post-Industrial Cities: Manufacturing a (Different) Scene

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There has been much written on the new creative economy, but most work focuses on the so-called 'creative class, ' with lifestyle preferences that favor trendy new restaurants, mountain biking, and late night clubbing. This 'creative class, ' flagship cultural destinations, and other forms of commodity-driven cultural production, now occupy a relatively uncritical place in the revitalization schemes of most cities up and down the urban hierarchy. In contrast, this book focuses on small- to medium-size post-industrial cities ...