June 28, 2002

· Sociology

Finished a for-now-final version of What’s New for Culture in the New Economy? yesterday. As I said before, it’s a review that engages some of the recent work on creativity and innovation in the new economy (no such thing), the rise of the creative class, and the growing role of the creative industries. I’m pretty skeptical about a lot of these alleged trends. Grab the latest version here [pdf].

Bonus item! Get a free annotated bibliography on this topic, compiled by Alan Schussman and me. Now you don’t have to do any background reading to survive at those creative industry cocktail parties your spouse keeps dragging you to.

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I am Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University. I’m affiliated with the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Markets and Management Studies program, and the Duke Network Analysis Center.

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