The Future of the Cultural Economy: Ideological Assumptions, Technological Breakthroughs and Ecological Constraints Call for articles
The “economic” and “cultural” traits of human existence are brought together by the objective fact of subjective values (that incite our sought ends) and valuations (that inform our chosen means). While “cultural economy” is that interplay of activities related to producing/distributing/consuming spiritualized materiality, “cultural economics” allows us to view/review/preview all of the above. Blamed for obsessively “pricing the priceless” and for stuffing artistry into “production functions”, cultural economics still has many paths open for scrutiny, yet with epistemic prudence and prowess.
Henceforth, the present call for articles aims, in a novel wise, to qualitatively and quantitatively chart, via historical/geographical comparisons, levels, structures and dynamics in the cultural and creative industries, at the junction of three forces:
- ideological mindset (e.g., liberalism, statism),
- technological mastership (e.g., digitalization 4.0) and
- ecological momentum (e.g., recycling).
Economists can, thinking interdisciplinarily, act as a motherboard integrator of such diverse signals. As cultural (r)evolutions pay tribute to “doxa”/“episteme”/“gnosis”, “techne” and “oikos”, desciphering, economically, trends, shifts and patterns remains crucial in forging both individual (i.e., market/business) and collective (i.e., policy/governmental) actions, as culture will stay critical in the civilized dialogue within/among human societies, be it led at local, national or planetary level.
The Market for Ideas launches a series of articles discussing “the future of the cultural economy”. Those interested in joining the present debate are kindly advised to contact the editor, Professor Octavian-Dragomir Jora, Ph.D. ([email protected]).