Strategic ambiguity: A roundtable on cultural economy and consumer culture

Don Slater, Sean Nixon, Liz McFall*

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This lightly edited transcript records the discussion at the opening roundtable of the What Was Cultural Economy? symposium at City, University of London in January 2020. In it, Don Slater, Sean Nixon and Liz McFall, all participants in the original ‘Workshop on Cultural Economy' reflect on the conceptual and institutional history of ‘cultural economy’ and how it intersected with their shared interests in advertising and consumer culture. Their individual reflections are followed by a shared discussion, with contributions from the floor. The transcript has been edited for clarity.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cultural Economy
Early online date6 Aug 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Aug 2021


  • advertising
  • cultural economy
  • culture


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