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The Creative Citizen UnboundHow Social Media and DIY Culture Contribute to Democracy, Communities and the Creative Economy$
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Ian Hargreaves and John Hartley

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447324942

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447324942.001.0001

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Citizenship in the creative economy

Citizenship in the creative economy

(p.49) Three Citizenship in the creative economy
The Creative Citizen Unbound

Caroline Chapain

Ian Hargreaves

Policy Press

A creative economy perspective on creative citizenship offers a historical account of differing approaches, reflected in public policy and statistics. An account is given of the emergence of policies directed at creative industries and the creative economy. This contrasts with related voluntary or amateur participation and unknown levels of everyday creative citizenship activities, such as photography and fan networks. Studies show numerous benefits arising from these creative activities, including health and wellbeing and enhanced social capital. Spillovers between these domains are significant but inadequately quantified. Better statistical evaluation of relevant phenomena is required.

Keywords:   creative industries, wellbeing, social capital, everyday citizenship

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