Re-thinking the creative economy through informality and social inclusion: changing policy directions from Latin America

Dinardi, Cecilia. 2020. Re-thinking the creative economy through informality and social inclusion: changing policy directions from Latin America. In: Kate Oakley and Mark Banks, eds. Cultural Industries and the Environmental Crisis: New Approaches for Policy. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 9783030493837 [Book Section] (In Press)

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This chapter examines the extent to which a focus on the informal creative economy can support peripheral cultural scenes that remain invisible to policy and society. The first part briefly outlines the key features of informal settlements in Latin America; the second looks at policy initiatives in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires that have sought to develop, encourage and support creative economies in disadvantaged or peripheral areas; the third part reflects on how these initiatives might help expand, challenge or rethink predominant views and policies on the creative economy from other contexts, assessing whether they might also help overcome ‘creative injustice’ (Banks, 2017) in the sector. Overall, the chapter shows how Latin American countries are starting to launch initiatives for the creative sector that are motivated by concerns with social inclusion and development in marginalised locations. However, these goals can be at odds with the frameworks from which the programmes develop, as they are often underpinned by a market-oriented logic based on individualistic entrepreneurialism and commercialisation.

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Book Section

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Institute for Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship (ICCE)

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DateEvent
27 August 2019Accepted
14 December 2020Published

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27763

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13 Dec 2019 15:48

Last Modified:

20 Aug 2020 22:49

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/27763

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