Trajectories of Global Capitalism:From Cultural Economy to Creative Industries

deadline for submissions: 
February 29, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Bhabani Shankar Nayak, London Metropolitan University, UK
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Trajectories of Global CapitalismFrom Cultural Economy to Creative Industries

Bhabani Shankar Nayak


The Bali Agenda on Creative Economy (2018), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and G20 countries are actively shaping debates on the creative economy and the promotion of innovation in cultural industries through digitalisation. However, it is crucial to critically examine the narrative presented by these entities, as it tends to reinforce, rehabilitate, and perpetuate the shortcomings of capitalism and its economic system, which have been discredited, unsustainable, and exclusionary. This volume aims to shed light on the limitations inherent in the ADB and G20 countries' perspective on creative and cultural industries, which predominantly focuses on further commodifying culture and institutionalising creative assets in order to drive so called economic growth and development. This approach can be seen as an attempt to revamp and personalize a flexible system known as "intimate capitalism," and this volume seeks to outline its boundaries and implications.


Chapters may include but are not limited to the following topics.

  • Nature and scope of cultural and creative Industries.


  • Concepts of cultural and creative Industries.


  • Labour in cultural economy and creative Industries.


  • Theories of ‘Intimate Capitalism’.


  • Heritage, culture, and capitalism.


  • Issues of class, gender, race, sexuality, and creative Industries.


  • Limits of cultural economy and creative Industries.


Papers of no more than 7000 words using the Harvard-style referencing should be submitted by 29th of February 2024 to along with an abstract and short academic bio. The edited book will be published in 2024 by Palgrave MacMillan, London. 

Please let me know if you wish to contribute to the above volume.

I look forward to your contributions to the above volume.

Best wishes

 Prof. Bhabani Shankar Nayak

Professor of Business Management

Guildhall School of Business and Law,

London Metropolitan University, UK