The Cultural and Creative Industries: A Review of the Literature
By Justin O'Connor, University of Leeds
The report The Cultural and Creative Industries: A Review of the Literature, written by Justin O'Connor from the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at The University of Leeds, offers a thorough overview of literature that deals with the relationship between culture and economics.
This account takes a sixty-year trip from the "culture industry", through the "cultural industries", ending at the "creative industries". It explores both the history of the idea of the cultural industries and how this has changed and developed the current interest in the creative economy. It focuses on the conceptual ideas behind thinking in this area and lays out the reasons behind the shifts in terminology and policy. The report can be downloaded at www.creative-partners.com/literaturereviews.