The Blackwell Cultural Economy Reader

The Blackwell Cultural Economy Reader

Editor(s): Ash Amin, Nigel Thrift

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631234289

Online ISBN: 9780470774274

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774274

About this Book

This Reader brings together the exciting and innovative work that has appeared in the last 10 years in the growing field of cultural economy.


  • Brings together exciting and innovative work from the last ten years in the emerging field of cultural economy.
  • Contains a substantial introduction by the editors on the main strands and history of the cultural economy approach.
  • Shows how the pursuit of prosperity always involves multiple and hybrid orderings that cannot be reduced to either the terms culture or economy.
  • Shows that thinking about cultural economy is both a substantive task and a valuable contribution to knowledge.
  • Material is organised around different links in the value chain.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Production

    1. Chapter 4

      The Economy of Qualities (pages 58–79)

      Michel Callon, Cécile Méadel and Vololona Rabeharisoa

  2. Part II: Finance and Money

  3. Part III: Regulation

  4. Part IV: Commodity Chains

  5. Part V: Consumption

  6. Part VI: Economy of Passions

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