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Magic, Culture and The New Economy

Willim, Robert LU and Löfgren, Orvar LU (2005)
Abstract
What happens when economies 'heat up'? This book looks at the 1990s, years of intense economic experimentation, when buzz words such as 'network society', 'the experience economy', 'creative cities' and 'glocalization' were everywhere. A fascinating perspective on 'The New Economy' emerges as the authors explore the worlds of coolhunters, biotech brokers, career coaches, software entrepreneurs and event managers and tackle such questions as: How is magic used in the quest for newness and change? What happens when cultural techniques such as branding and styling colonize new arenas? And, what turns out to be just a flash-in-the-pan and what has a lasting impact? This book is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand how economies... (More)
What happens when economies 'heat up'? This book looks at the 1990s, years of intense economic experimentation, when buzz words such as 'network society', 'the experience economy', 'creative cities' and 'glocalization' were everywhere. A fascinating perspective on 'The New Economy' emerges as the authors explore the worlds of coolhunters, biotech brokers, career coaches, software entrepreneurs and event managers and tackle such questions as: How is magic used in the quest for newness and change? What happens when cultural techniques such as branding and styling colonize new arenas? And, what turns out to be just a flash-in-the-pan and what has a lasting impact? This book is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand how economies operate in periods of rapid transformation. (Less)
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LU and LU
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experience economy, magic, new economy
pages
158 pages
publisher
Berg Publishers
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  • scopus:85095678198
ISBN
9781003103196
1845200918
DOI
10.4324/9781003103196
language
English
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