Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447324959 Published June 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447324942 Published June 2016 For sale in North and South America only

The Creative Citizen Unbound

How Social Media and DIY Culture Contribute to Democracy, Communities and the Creative Economy

Edited by Ian Hargreaves and John Hartley

The Creative Citizen Unbound

Edited by Ian Hargreaves and John Hartley

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

304 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447324959 Published June 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447324942 Published June 2016 For sale in North and South America only
This timely book explores the nature and value of creative citizenship in our age of digital communication and social media. A stellar roster of contributors addresses the crucial question of what the place of creative citizenship is in the struggle to remake democratic institutions and procedures in ways that can take full advantage of the tools and connections made available through online, social communications.
Contents
Are You a Creative Citizen? ~ Ian Hargreaves;
A problem of knowledge – solved? ~ John Hartley;
Citizenship and the Creative Economy ~ Caroline Chapain and Ian Hargreaves;
Citizenship, Value and Digital Culture ~ Jon Dovey, Giota Alevizou and Andy Williams;
Varieties of creative citizenship ~ Theodore Zamenopoulos, Katerina Alexiou, Giota Alevizou, Caroline Chapain, Shawn Sobers, Andy Williams;
From networks to complexity: two case studies ~ David Harte, Jon Dovey, Emma Agusita, Theodore Zamenopoulos;
Conversations about co-production ~ Catherine Greene, Shawn Sobers, Theo Zamenopoulos, Caroline Chapain and Jerome Turner, with contributions from Ingrid Abreu Sherer, Vince Baidoo, Ian Mellett, Annette Naudin and James Skinner;
Asset mapping and civic creativity ~ Katerina Alexiou, Emma Agusita, Giota Alevizou, Caroline Chapain, Catherine Greene, Dave Harte, Gail Ramster and Theodore Zamenopoulos;
Civic cultures and modalities of place-making ~ Giota Alevizou, Katerina Alexiou, Dave Harte, Shawn Sobers, Theodore Zamenopoulos and Jerome Turner;
Technology and the creative citizen ~ Jerome Turner, Dan Lockton and Jon Dovey;
Reflecting and Unbinding: implications for policy ~ Ian Hargreaves and John Hartley;
Annex: The Creative Citizens Debate
Review Quotes
Terry Flew, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
“An ambitious rethink of core concepts of communication and media studies and a close analysis of how digital networks and sharing cultures can add value and generate social and industrial benefit in a creative economy.”
Engin Isin, Open University
“An outstanding illustration of how researchers and citizens can produce knowledge together for and of this emerging field of creative citizenship.”
David Gauntlett, University of Westminster and author of “Making is Connecting”
“Packed with evidence, this readable book shows that while dismay grows around issues such as online surveillance, creative citizens can still connect digital media and community engagement to fantastic effect.”
Nick Gallent, University College London
“This fantastically diverse, rich, and colorful book provides critical reflection on the notion of the ‘creative economy’ whilst tracking emergent forms of citizenship associated with new social media.”
Paz Concha | LSE Review of Books
The Creative Citizen Unbound is useful as a set of guidelines, case studies, and methods for practitioners or academics looking to engage in grassroots projects to obtain greater impact in their research. . . . The book offers a practical course of action for collaborative research with communities.”
 
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