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The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date December 24, 2003
Pages 416
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465024773
ISBN-10 0465024777
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Argues that the social changes of the past few decades have occurred by choice rather than involuntarily, citing the rise of a new creative social class that derives its identity and values from its roles as purveyors of creativity and finds its basis in the economy. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
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.


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Hardcover
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from Basic Books (June 1, 2002)
9780465024766 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $27.50
About: Argues that the social changes of the past few decades have occurred by choice rather than involuntarily, citing the rise of a new creative social class that derives its identity and values from its roles as purveyors of creativity and finds its basis in the economy.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Basic Books (December 24, 2003)
9780465024773 | details & prices | 416 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Argues that the social changes of the past few decades have occurred by choice rather than involuntarily, citing the rise of a new creative social class that derives its identity and values from its roles as purveyors of creativity and finds its basis in the economy.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Mark Boyett (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (January 7, 2014); titled "The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life"
9781469281421 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $14.99
About: The national bestseller that defines a new economic class and shows how it is key to the future of our cities.
With Mark Boyett (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (January 7, 2014); titled "The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life"
9781469280608 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $19.99
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (December 23, 2003)
9781417632510 | details & prices | 434 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $28.10

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