The Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-06-26
  • Publisher: Basic Books
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The Washington Monthly 2002 Annual Political Book Award WinnerThe Rise of the Creative Class gives us a provocative new way to think about why we live as we do today-and where we might be headed. Weaving storytelling with masses of new and updated research, Richard Florida traces the fundamental theme that runs through a host of seemingly unrelated changes in American society: the growing role of creativity in our economy.Just as William Whyte's 1956 classic The Organization Man showed how the organizational ethos of that age permeated every aspect of life, Florida describes a society in which the creative ethos is increasingly dominant. Millions of us are beginning to work and live much as creative types like artists and scientists always have-with the result that 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 Rise of the Creative Class chronicles the ongoing sea of change in people's choices and attitudes, and shows not only what's happening but also how it stems from a fundamental economic change. The Creative Class now comprises more than thirty percent of the entire workforce. Their choices have already had a huge economic impact. In the future they will determine how the workplace is organized, what companies will prosper or go bankrupt, and even which cities will thrive or wither.

Table of Contents

Preface to The Rise of the Creative Class, Revisitedp. vii
Preface to the Original Editionp. xxi
The Transformation of Everyday Lifep. 1
The Creative Age
The Creative Economyp. 15
The Creative Classp. 35
The Machine Shop and the Hair Salonp. 65
Brave New Workplacep. 84
No-Collarp. 100
Time Warpp. 125
The Experiential Lifep. 133
The Big Morphp. 157
Place Mattersp. 183
The Geography of Classp. 203
The 3T's of Economic Developmentp. 228
Global Reachp. 266
Quality of Placep. 280
Building the Creative Communityp. 304
The Geography of Inequalityp. 353
The Inclining Significance of Classp. 366
Every Single Human Being Is Creativep. 383
Appendixp. 401
Notesp. 437
Acknowledgmentsp. 467
Indexp. 469
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