This HSE course will help the students to:
• Identify the main peculiarities of cultural and symbolic goods in comparison to other branches of economy in terms of production chain, risks, different stages of production.
• Be able to analyze cultural products and symbolic goods from the organizational, economic, business model perspectives
• Be able to invent new business models and analyze cultural products and assess their productions risk
• Be able to analyze cultural policies and creative industries/clusters policies
You need basic analytical skills and general knowledge in philosophy, social sciences (sociology, anthropology political science. This course will be especially useful for art students (who want to understand the organizational production of symbolic goods) or for the students from economics and management (who want to get an alternative view on the peculiarities of cultural production
The main prerequisite to this distant course is to be able to produce analytical texts in humanities. In general the course fits all the students of master level interested in peculiarities of media and cultural economy and management. This course is not recommended to those who:
• Analyse any market or industry only in microeconomic perspective (supply and demand, competition, etc.). This course is not about market but about peculiarities of the symbolic goods;
• Try to interpret culture only in terms of marketing and management (i.e. culture is considered like a simple good to be sold to the consumer). This course considers the culture broader as a human agency to produce meanings of everyday life. That’s why cultural goods are different and can not be interpreted exclusively in terms of consumption and need a certain level of state support
• Try to interpret culture like pure “art” and consequently totally exclude the organizational aspect of the culture.
This course uses a large number of concepts coming from different fields of science: political economy of communications, cultural studies, sociology etc. Some aspects of the course are commented by known scholars in this field such as David Hesmondhalgh (Universyt of Leeds), Phillipe Bouquillion (University Paris 13 Nord), Bernard Miege (Grenoble Alpes University)
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