Higher Education and Policy for Creative Economies in Africa

Developing Creative Economies
Routledge (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 5. November 2020
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  • 186 Seiten
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978-1-000-31871-5 (ISBN)

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 aspiration 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.

All the royalties from the publication of this book will be donated to the not-for-profit organisation The Craft and Design Institute (CDI) (https://www.thecdi.org.za/) in South Africa, supporting capacity building for young creative practitioners from disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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17 schwarz-weiße Fotos, 14 schwarz-weiße Tabellen
  • 10,92 MB
978-1-000-31871-5 (9781000318715)
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Roberta Comunian is Reader in Creative Economy at the Department for Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King's College London, UK.

Brian J. Hracs is an Associate Professor of Human Geography at the University of Southampton, UK.

Lauren England is Baxter Fellow in Creative Economies at Duncan Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee, UK.

  1. Introduction

Roberta Comunian, Brian J. Hracs, Lauren England

Part 1: Higher education and creative economies development in Africa

  • Creative higher education in Nigeria and the case of University of Lagos

Vincent Obia, Lauren England, Roberta Comunian and Duro Oni

  • Collaborations for creative arts higher education delivery in Ghana: A case of the University of Cape Coast

Madinatu Bello

  • Fashion Designers and education in Nairobi: challenges and opportunities

Lauren England, Ogake Mosomi, Roberta Comunian and Brian J. Hracs

  • Uganda film and television: Creative skills development and skills gap for the sector

Roberta Comunian and Gershom Kimera

Part 2: The role of policy for creative economies

  • Importance of arts and culture in community development in Nigeria: The place of the Councils for Arts and Culture

Duro Oni, Cornelius Onyekaba and Husseini Shaibu

  • The historical evolution of the cultural and creative economy in Mahikeng, South Africa: Implications for contemporary policy

James Drummond and Fiona Drummond

  • Finance for creative and cultural industries in Africa

Yemisi Mokuolu, Victoria Isabelle Kay, Claudia María Velilla-Zuloaga

  • Developing the handicraft sector in South Africa: the role of policy

Oluwayemisi Adebola Abisuga-Oyekunle , Lauren England and Roberta Comunian

  • Conclusions

Roberta Comunian, Brian J. Hracs, Lauren England

"Higher Education and Policy for Creative Economies in Africa is an interesting and timeous book, doing much to expand the creative economy literature and understanding of the sector in a global south context. Communian, Hracs and England have succeeded in drawing together various case studies, including film, design, craft and cultural events, from a range of African countries, into a coherent volume. The challenges, as well as the huge potential, of the creative economy in Africa is discussed by African researchers and practitioners themselves, using a range of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The result is a richly detailed, realistic view of creative economies in Africa that will be of use to researchers, students, practitioners and policy-makers." -- Jen Snowball, Professor of Economics, Rhodes University and Chief Research Strategist, South African Cultural Observatory

"In recent years have we have seen a growing interest in Africa's creative economies, but their value, ecology and nature have not been adequately credited or documented. This book provides insights into important aspects of the creative economies in various African countries, exploring the ecology of these activities from how they emerge and are passed on through generations, to the training, systems and policies that support them. By including the perspectives of academics, practitioners and experts, the book has a wide audience and has captured data that should influence policy on creative economies and inform higher education stakeholders." -- Lilac Adhiambo Osanjo, Director, School of the Arts and Design, University of Nairobi, Kenya

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