The creative wealth of nations : can the arts advance development?

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Full title: The creative wealth of nations : can the arts advance development? / Patrick Kabanda ; foreword by Amartya Sen.
Main author: Kabanda, Patrick, (Author)
Other authors: Sen, Amartya, 1933- (writer of foreword.)
Format: Book           


Summary: "Development seen from a more holistic perspective looks beyond the expansion of material means and considers the enrichment of people's lives. The arts are an indispensable asset in taking a comprehensive approach towards the improvement of lives. Incorporating issues of international trade, education, sustainability, gender, mental health and social inclusion, The Creative Wealth of Nations demonstrates the diverse impact of applying the arts in development to promote meaningful economic and social progress. Kabanda explores a counterintuitive and largely invisible creative economy: whilst many artists struggle to make ends meet, the arts can also be a promising engine for economic growth. If nations can fully engage their creative wealth manifested in the arts, they are likely to reap major monetary and nonmonetary benefits from their cultural sector. Drawing from his own experience of the support music provided growing up amidst political and economic turmoil in Uganda, Kabanda shows us the benefits of an arts-inclusive approach to development in Africa, and beyond"--
"The Creative Wealth of Nations Development seen from a more holistic perspective looks beyond the expansion of material means and considers the enrichment of people's lives. The arts are an indispensable asset in taking a comprehensive approach towards the improvement of lives. Incorporating issues of international trade, education, sustainability, gender, mental health and social inclusion, The Creative Wealth of Nations demonstrates the diverse impact of applying the arts in development to promote meaningful economic and social progress. Kabanda explores a counterintuitive and largely invisible creative economy: whilst many artists struggle to make ends meet, the arts can also be a promising engine for economic growth. If nations can fully engage their creative wealth manifested in the arts, they are likely to reap major monetary and nonmonetary benefits from their cultural sector. Drawing from his own experience of the support music provided growing up amidst political and economic turmoil in Uganda, Kabanda shows us the benefits of an arts-inclusive approach to development in Africa, and beyond"--
Other authors: Sen, Amartya, 1933- (writer of foreword.)
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Classmark: A650.1 /527906
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-314) and index.
ISBN: 9781108423571
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