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Author Florida, Richard L.

Title The rise of the creative class : and how it's transforming work, leisure, community and everyday life / Richard Florida.

Imprint New York, NY : Basic Books, 2002.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  331.1 F663r 2002    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-381) and index.
Contents Introduction. 1. The transformation of everyday life -- Part One, The Creative Age: 2. The creative ethos ; 3. The creative economy ; 4. The creative class -- Part Two, Work: 5. The machine shop and the hair salon ; 6. The horizontal labor market ; 7. The no-collar workplace ; 8. Managing creativity ; 9. The time warp -- Part Three, Life and leisure: 10. The experimental life ; 11. The big morph (a rant) -- Part Four, Community: 12. The power of place ; 13. The geography of creativity ; 14. Technology, talent and tolerance ; 15. From social capital to creative capital ; 16. Building the creative community ; 17. The creative class grows up.
Summary "Millions of Americans are beginning to work and live the way creative people like artists and scientists always have - and as a result our values and tastes, our personal relationships, our choices of where to live, and even our sense and use of time, are changing. Leading the shift are the nearly 38 million Americans in many diverse fields who create for a living - the Creative Class. The first person to name this revolution was renowned urban studies theorist Richard Florida." "In The Rise of the Creative Class, Florida chronicles the ongoing sea change in people's choices and attitudes and describes a society in which the creative ethos in increasingly dominant. With updated city rankings and a new preface, this is the national bestseller that swept the country and showed how the very future of our cities depends on a new economic class."--Publisher description.
Subject Creative ability -- Economic aspects.
Creative ability -- Social aspects.
Work ethic -- United States.
Leisure -- United States.
Social classes -- United States.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1981-2001.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-2020.
Creative ability in technology.
Technology and civilization.
Human capital.
Creative ability -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01982461
Creative ability in technology. (OCoLC)fst00882458
Creative ability -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00882432
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Human capital. (OCoLC)fst00962878
Leisure. (OCoLC)fst00996018
Social classes. (OCoLC)fst01122346
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Technology and civilization. (OCoLC)fst01145253
Work ethic. (OCoLC)fst01180301
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term Since 1980
ISBN 0465024769
0465024777 (pbk.)
9780465024773 (pbk.)

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