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Arnold, Matthew. Culture and Anarchy. Ed. Jane Garnett. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Australian Government. Creative Australia. National Cultural Policy. Canberra: Australian Government, 2013.

Barnett, Tully. ‘The Human Trace in Google Books’, in Border Crossings, Diana Glenn and Graham Tulloch, eds. Kent Town: Wakefield Press, 2016, pp. 53–71.

——. ‘Social Reading: The Kindle’s Social Highlighting Function and Emerging Reading Practices.’ Australian Humanities Review (2014). html

Barrett, Lindsay. The Prime Minister’s Christmas Card: Blue Poles and Cultural Politics in the Whitlam Era. Sydney: Power Publications, 2001.

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Beer, David. Metric Power. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

——. ‘The Social Power of Algorithms.’ Information, Communication & Society 20.1 (2017), 1–13.

Belfiore, Eleonora. “‘Impact”, “Value” and “Bad Economics”: Making Sense of the Problem of Value in the Arts and Humanities.’ Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 14, no. 1 (2015), 95–110.

Belfiore, Eleonora, and Anna Upchurch. Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and Markets. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Berlin, Isaiah. Russian Thinkers. London: Hogarth Press 1978.

Bishop, Matthew, and Michael Green. Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2008.

Brett, Judith. The Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class: From Alfred Deakin to John Howard. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Bridge, Carl. A Trunk Full of Books: History of the State Library of South Australia and its Forerunners. Adelaide: Wakefield Press in association with the State Library of South Australia, 1986.

Bookstaber, Richard M. The End of Theory: Financial Crises, the Failure of Economics, and the Sweep of Human Interaction. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2017.

Boyd, Brian. On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.

Button, James. Speechless: A Year in My Father’s Business. Carlton, Vic: Melbourne University Press, 2012.

Collini, Stefan. Speaking of Universities. London: Verso, 2017.

Darnton, Robert. The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History. New York: Vintage Books, 1985.

Davies, William. The Limits of Neoliberalism. London: Sage, 2014.

Department of Communications and the Arts. Creative Nation. Commonwealth Cultural Policy. Canberra: AGPS, 1994.

Drezner, Daniel. The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats Are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Dutton, Denis. The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, & Human Evolution. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009.

Eccles, Robert and Michael Krzus. One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons, 2010.

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Florida, Richard L. The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class – and What We Can Do about It. New York: Basic Books, 2017.

Frankfurt, Harry G. On Bullshit. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Gleeson-White, Jane. Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World-and How Their Invention Could Make or Break the Planet. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2011.

——. Six Capitals: The Revolution Capitalism has to Have or, Can Accountants Save the Planet? Rethinking Capitalism for the Twenty-first Century. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2014.

Goodall, Peter. High Culture, Popular Culture: The Long Debate. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1995.

Goulder, Naomi. ‘Books in Brief: Speaking of Universities by Stefan Collini’, 13 October 2017. books-in-brief-speaking-of-universities-by-stefan-collini.

Haraway, Donna. Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.

Harpham, Geoffrey Galt. The Humanities and the Dream of America. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Hughes, Robert. Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Hutter, Michael, and David Throsby, eds. Beyond Price: Value in Culture, Economics, and the Arts. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

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Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking, Fast and Slow. London: Allen Lane, 2011.

Lakoff, George, and Mark Johnson. Metaphors We Live By. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980.

Lanchester, John. Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay. London: Penguin, 2010.

Latour, Bruno, and Graham Harman. Prince and the Wolf: Latour and Harman at the LSE. London: Zero Books, 2018.

Marr, David. ———. ‘“So Much of Our Life in It”. Arrogant Adelaide and the Theatre of Patrick White’. Australian Book Review, May 2012, 12–17.

Mason, Paul. Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future. London: Allen Lane, 2015.

McMaster, Brian. Supporting Excellence in the Arts. London: Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2008.

Meyrick, Julian. ‘Assemblage of Convenience: National Cultural Policy-making 101’, Australian Book Review, May 2013, 12–14.

——. Australian Theatre after the New Wave: Policy, Subsidy and the Alternative Artist. Leiden; Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2017.

——. ‘Telling the Story of Culture’s Value: Ideal-Type Analysis and Integrated Reporting.’ The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 46, no. 4 (7 August 2016), 141–52.

Meyrick, Julian, Richard Maltby, Robert Phiddian, and Tully Barnett. ‘Why a Scorecard of Quality in the Arts is a Very Bad Idea’. The Conversation, 12 October 2016.

Meyrick, Julian, Robert Phiddian, and Richard Maltby. ‘The Mocking of the Modern Mind: Culture and Cartooning in the Age of Je suis Charlie Hebdo’. Australian Book Review, April 2015, 47–49.

Meyrick, Julian, and Tully Barnett. ‘Culture without “World”: Australian Cultural Policy in the Age of Stupid.’ Cultural Trends, 26, no. 2 (2017), 107–24.

Miévelle, China. The City and the City. London: Macmillan, 2009.

Monbiot, George. ‘Can You Put a Price on the Beauty of the Natural World? The Guardian, 23 March 2018.

Muller, Jerry Z. The Tyranny of Metrics. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018.

Munslow, Alun. Narrative and History. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Myer, Rupert. ‘Arts plus Science Equals Prosperity’, Adelaide Advertiser, 28 April 2016. arts-and-science-linked-by-innovation-and-creativity/news-story/2800 03d27694f701279e500d9d519d84.

Noble, Safiya Umoja. Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. New York: NYU Press, 2018.

Nugent, Helen, & Australian Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts. Securing the Future: Major Performing Arts Inquiry Final Report. Canberra: Dept of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, 1999.

O’Neil, Cathy. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. New York: Crown, 2016.

Patel, Raj. The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy. New York: Picador, 2009.

Phiddian, Robert. ‘The Publics of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas.’ University of Toronto Quarterly, 85, no. 4 (2016), 93–108.

Phiddian, Robert, Julian Meyrick, Tully Barnett, and Richard Maltby. ‘Counting Culture to Death: An Australian Perspective on Culture Counts and Quality Metrics.’ Cultural Trends, 26.2 (2017), 174–80.

Piketty, Thomas and Arthur Goldhammer. Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.

Plato. The Republic. Trans. Henry Lee, 2nd edn rev. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1987.

Pusey, Michael. Economic Rationalism in Canberra: A Nation-Building State Changes its Mind. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Quiggin, John. Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.

Reichmann, W.J. Use and Abuse of Statistics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1962.

Rossiter, Ned and Soenke Zehle ‘The Aesthetics of Algorithmic Experience’, in The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics, Randy Martin, ed. London: Routledge, 2015, 214–21.

Rothman, Joshua. ‘The Meaning of “Culture”.’ The New Yorker, 26 December 2014. meaning-culture.

Schultz, Julianne. ‘Australia Must Act Now to Preserve its Culture in the Face of Global Tech Giants.’ The Conversation, 2 May 2016. in-the-face-of-global-tech-giants-58724

Seaver, Nick. ‘Algorithms as Culture: Some Tactics for the Ethnography of Algorithmic Systems.’ Big Data & Society, 4.2 (2017), 1–12.

Sessions, David. ‘The Rise of the Thought Leader.’ The New Republic, 28 June 2017. superrich-funded-new-class-intellectual.

Tal, Eran. ‘Old and New Problems in Philosophy of Measurement’. Philosophy Compass, 8/12 (2013), 1159–1173.

Throsby, David. ‘Perception of Quality in Demand for Theatre’ (1982). Reprinted in Journal of Cultural Economics (1990): 14/1, 65-82.

Trilling, Lionel. Beyond Culture: Essays on Literature and Learning. New York: Viking Press, 1965.

——.‘Science, Literature and Culture: A Comment on the Leavis–Snow Controversy.’ Higher Education Quarterly, 17, no. 1 (1962), 9–32.

Warner, Michael. Publics and Counterpublics. New York: Zone Books, 2002.

Watson, Don. Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language. Milsons Point, NSW: Vintage Australia, 2004.

Weber, Max. The Theory of Social and Economic Organisation. Trans. and ed. by Talcott Parsons. London: Free Press of Glencoe, 1947.

Wetherell, Sam. ‘Richard Florida Is Sorry.’ Jacobin, 19 August 2017.

White, Hayden. ‘The Value of Narrativity in the Representation of Reality’, Critical Inquiry, 7.1 (1980), 5–27.

Williams, Raymond. Culture and Society, 1780–1950. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1993.

——. Resources of Hope: Culture, Democracy, Socialism. London: Verso Books, 1989.

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