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  1. Cultural industry

    A cultural industry (sometimes used synonymously with creative industries) is an economic field concerned with producing, reproducing, storing, and distributing cultural goods and services on industrial and commercial terms. In other words, this industry is one that engages, on a large scale, with goods and services that are cultural in nature—and usually protected by intellectual property rights—along economic considerations rather than for the purpose of cultural development.The term was first introduced by Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer in the Dialectic of Enlightenment (1972), who chose this term in place of mass culture, which implies that such phenomenon "arises spontaneously from the masses themselves," like a culture; cultural industry excludes this notion and instead emphasizes that the phenomenon is manufactured.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cultural industry in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cultural industry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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