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The Creative Citizen Unbound: How Social Media and DIY Culture Contribute to Democracy, Communities and the Creative Economy

Ian Hargreaves and John Hartley


Digital social media afford unprecedented opportunities for groups of citizens to collaborate locally and internationally in innovative ways in countless domains. This book seeks to evaluate this potential, drawing upon a broad conceptual analysis and a series of co-creative case studies undertaken by a multi-disciplinary research team with community partners in different parts of the UK. Creative citizenship is shown to be a widespread, even global phenomenon, though the term itself is recent in origin. Creative citizens are active across the whole of society, making distinctive contributions ... More

Keywords: creativity, creative citizenship, creative economy, social media, digital, community media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447324942
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447324942.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Hargreaves, editor
Cardiff University

John Hartley, editor
Curtin University

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Three Citizenship in the creative economy

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Four Citizenship, value and digital culture

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Five Varieties of creative citizenship

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Six From networks to complexity: two case studies

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Seven Conversations about co-production

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Eight Asset mapping and civic creativity

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Nine Civic cultures and modalities of place-making

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Ten Technology and the creative citizen

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