Hitherto, cultural theory and empirical work on culture have outstripped cultural policy. This book rectifies the peculiar imbalance in the field of Cultural Studies by offering the first comprehensive and international work on cultural policy. Fully alive to the challenges posed by globalization it addresses a wide range of central topics including cinema, television, museums, international organizations, art, public history, drama and performance art. The result is a landmark work in the emerging field of cultural policy. Rigorous in its field of survey and astute in its critical commentary it enables students to gain a global grounding in cultural policy. It will be essential reading for students of cultural studies and cultural sociology.
The History and Theory of Cultural Policy
The United States, Cultural Policy and the National Endowment for the Arts
The Culture Industries - Citizenship, Consumption and Labor
Command Cultures and the Postcolonial
Transnational Cultural Policy
`This is an accessibly written and compellingly argued book, not shy of its clear polemical and political intentions. It is an ambitious project, extensively researched and wide-ranging in its coverage. With its effective blend of political economy and cultural studies, detailed analysis of specific institutions and practices, and exploration of the contradictory positions of the citizen and the consumer, it is likely to be read widely - and fiercely argued with - by cultural policy professionals and others involved in the field' - Roger Bromley, Professor of International Cultural Studies, Nottingham Trent University
This is one of few text that synthesizes U. S. cultural policy history in a way that is easily accessible for students. My only wish is that the authors will do a second edition and add cases to support critical aspects of cultural policy.