Higher Education and Policy for Creative Economies in Africa [book]

Roberta Comunian, Brian J. Hracs, Lauren England, Lauren England, Brian J. Hracs, Roberta Comunian
2020
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 aspirations of students (and future
more » ... tudents (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. references and index. | Identifiers: LCCN 2020036983 (print) | LCCN 2020036984 (ebook) | ISBN 9780367481957 (hardback) | ISBN 9781003127802 (ebook) Subjects: LCSH: Cultural industries-Africa. | Cultural industries-Government policy-Africa. | Arts-Study and teaching (Higher)-Africa. | Economic development-Effect of education on-Africa. Classification: LCC HD9999.C9473 A3553 2021 (print) | LCC HD9999.C9473 (ebook) | DDC 338.477096-dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020036983 LC ebook record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020036984 ISBN: 978-0-367-48195-7 (hbk) ISBN: 978-1-003-12780-2 (ebk) Typeset in Bembo by Deanta Global Publishing Services, Chennai, India We would like to dedicate this book to all the research participants, creative practitioners and academic colleagues we have met during our fieldwork in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, as without their support and engagement this book would not have become a reality. RC, BJH and LE
doi:10.4324/9781003127802 fatcat:pmapwb3bkvcindghhub6squcam