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CULTURE, CONSUMPTION AND ECONOMICS OF CREATIVITY: PHILOSOPHICAL, SOCIOLOGICAL AND COMMUNICATIVE ASPECTS
11-02-2021 / Online: https://fb.me/e/1R5zzjpSN
The 10th conference under the protection of the journal “Filosofija. Sociologija” is organized by Lithuanian Academy of Science, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Institute of Sociology at Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, Lithuanian Communication Society and Erasmus+ project “Cultural Studies in Business”.
The conference has the sections as follows: Creative industries: present and future; Culture and economics; Media and human world and Value paradoxes of economics of culture.
14 speakers are from Lithuanian Academy of Science, Ohio University (USA), Vilnius University, Vytautas Magnus University, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Klaipėda University, Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, Kaunas University of Applied Science.
The organizers are as follows: Aurika Bagdonavičienė, Tomas Kačerauskas, Arvydas Matulionis and Alvydas Noreika.
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On the one hand, culture covering various forms of human creativity is defined as contrary to nature; on the other hand, it is an invasion into nature in order to assimilate, subordinate and take over nature. Elite culture had been a form of social demarcation of the nobility for ages. Since early 20th century, the culture industry has made elite culture accessible to everyone. However, by spreading culture through the mass media, the culture industry serves as a promise of economic prosperity (M. Horkheimer and T. Adorno). While broadcasting cultural products, the media become the means to toady for popular taste (P. Bourdieu) by turning culture into a commodity (Z. Bauman). Despite the enthusiasm of creative economy (J. Howkins) and creative class (R. Florida) theorists concerning the creative industries, the question of creativity and culture limits arises. The creative economy covers the trend of cultural commercialization and the contradictions of creative workers’ management.