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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-465) and index.
The transformation of everyday life -- The creative economy -- The creative class -- The machine shop and the hair salon -- Brave new workplace -- No-collar -- Time warp -- The experiential life -- The big morph -- Place matters -- The geography of class -- The 3T's of economic development -- Global reach -- Quality of place -- Building the creative community -- The geography of inequality -- The inclining significance of class -- Every single human being is creative.
"Previous edition published in 2002 by Basic Books"--T.p. verso.