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Fairs and Festivals - Negotiating Values in the Creative Industries

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This paper looks at creative industry events – in particular fairs and festivals –and at how they provide a venue for the (re)enactment of institutionalarrangements in a particular industry field, as well as for the negotiation andaffirmation of different values that underpin them. Tracing the study of suchfield configuring events back to studies in economic anthropology andsociology, the authors of the paper argue that it is the notion of values thatunderpins fairs, festivals, awards, auctions and similar events. Going beyondthe economist’s notion of ‘Value’ in the singular, the paper posits that, in orderto understand the relationship between culture and economy, we need toconsider a plurality of material/technical, social, situational, appreciative andfunctional values when examining how economic Value is derived fromcreative products. It is these values that are continuously being (re)negotiatedand transacted by those participating in creative industry fairs and festivals.

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Brian Moeran, Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7982

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