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John Hartley

John Hartley is John Curtin Distinguished Professor and professor of cultural science at Curtin University, Western Australia. He is also Professor of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, Wales. Author of many books and articles in media, cultural, communication and journalism studies, he pioneered research into the creative economy at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (2005-12) as ARC Federation Fellow at Queensland University of Technology. He is an elected Fellow of the International Communication Association and Australian Academy of the Humanities. He was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in 2009.


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The Creative Citizen Unbound

How Social Media and DIY Culture Contribute to Democracy, Communities and the Creative Economy

The creative citizen unbound explores the potential of civically-minded creative individuals in the era of social media and in the context of an expanding creative economy. Contributors examine creative citizenship's contribution to civic life and to social capital and its economic and cultural definitions of value.

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