The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Higher education and policy for creative economies in Africa: Developing creative economies

Higher education and policy for creative economies in Africa: Developing creative economies
Higher education and policy for creative economies in Africa: Developing creative economies
The book reflects on the role of the creative economies in a range of African countries (namely Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda). Chapters explore how creative economies emerge and can be supported in African countries.

The contributors focus on two key dimensions: the role of higher education and the role of policy. Firstly, they consider the role of higher education and alternative forms of specialised education to reflect on how the creative aspirations of students (and future creative workers) of these countries are met and developed. Secondly, they explore the role of policy in supporting the agendas of the creative economy, taking also into consideration the potential historical dimension of policy interventions and the impact of a lack of policy frameworks. The book concludes by reflecting on how these two pillars of creative economy development, which are usually taken for granted in studying creative economies in the global north, need to be understood with their own specificity in the context of our selected case studies in Africa.

This book will be of interest to students, scholars and professionals researching the creative economies in Africa across the humanities and social sciences.
Routledge
Comunian, Roberta
52515c05-a86e-445f-90ad-2daac581a811
Hracs, Brian
ab1df99d-bb99-4770-9ea1-b9d654a284dc
England, Lauren
82d94dbd-a409-4de6-ad45-4532ebd9416a
Comunian, Roberta
52515c05-a86e-445f-90ad-2daac581a811
Hracs, Brian
ab1df99d-bb99-4770-9ea1-b9d654a284dc
England, Lauren
82d94dbd-a409-4de6-ad45-4532ebd9416a

Comunian, Roberta, Hracs, Brian and England, Lauren (eds.) (2020) Higher education and policy for creative economies in Africa: Developing creative economies , 1st ed. London, UK. Routledge, 186pp.

Record type: Book

Abstract

The book reflects on the role of the creative economies in a range of African countries (namely Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda). Chapters explore how creative economies emerge and can be supported in African countries.

The contributors focus on two key dimensions: the role of higher education and the role of policy. Firstly, they consider the role of higher education and alternative forms of specialised education to reflect on how the creative aspirations of students (and future creative workers) of these countries are met and developed. Secondly, they explore the role of policy in supporting the agendas of the creative economy, taking also into consideration the potential historical dimension of policy interventions and the impact of a lack of policy frameworks. The book concludes by reflecting on how these two pillars of creative economy development, which are usually taken for granted in studying creative economies in the global north, need to be understood with their own specificity in the context of our selected case studies in Africa.

This book will be of interest to students, scholars and professionals researching the creative economies in Africa across the humanities and social sciences.

This record has no associated files available for download.

More information

Published date: 6 October 2020

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 445044
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/445044
PURE UUID: 1b698304-b7cf-4bad-8d6b-8f8f7b2cd64e
ORCID for Brian Hracs: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1001-6877

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 18 Nov 2020 17:31
Last modified: 13 Dec 2021 03:13

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Editor: Roberta Comunian
Editor: Brian Hracs ORCID iD
Editor: Lauren England

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×