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Publisher DOI: 10.1177/096977640000700305
Title: The cultural economy of cities : a comparative study of the audiovisual sector in Hamburg and Lisbon
Language: English
Authors: Brito-Henriques, Eduardo 
Thiel, Joachim 
Issue Date: 2000
Source: European Urban and Regional Studies 3 (7): 253-268 (2000)
Journal or Series Name: European Urban and Regional Studies 
Abstract (english): This article examines the role that big cities play in an ongoing change towards a ‘global cultural economy’. Starting from Allen Scott’s argument that a handful of urban flagships may benefit from this shift, it looks for an alternative approach to the territorial dimension of the ‘culture–economy nexus’ based on a more complex understanding of urban culture. A broad theoretical discussion of Scott’s ideas, as well as on the key concepts of culture, economy and the city, is placed alongside two case studies of the development of the audiovisual (AV) media sector in two European metropolitan regions, Hamburg and Lisbon. The article concludes that the territorial dimension of the ‘culture–economy nexus’ is more than the mere concentration of culturally informed economic activity in a few urban ‘master hubs’. Rather, it can be characterized as a non-linear refracted shift, to a large extent moving along historically and culturally determined trajectories of cities and regions.
DOI: 10.15480/882.1587
ISSN: 0969-7764
Institute: Baustoffe, Bauphysik und Bauchemie B-3 
Type: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
Permission Note: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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