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Critical Cultural Policy Studies: A Reader
Author: Justin Lewis, Toby Miller
Description: Recent decades have seen an accumulating body of scholarship that explores the way in which policies instituted by powerful institutions affect the shape and texture of our everyday lives. The films we see, the places we shop, and the music we listen to are not simply products of consumer choice; they are also consequences of cultural policies mandated by economic and policy power elites. Critical Cultural Policy Studies: A Reader marshals for the first time the most important essays that mark this emerging field of study.
Critical Cultural Policy Studies: A Reader charts cultural policy as it exerts its powerful-if overlooked-influence on every aspect of culture, from the fine arts to popular forms of entertainment. Key essays by pioneers in cultural policy studies combine with more recent reflections to define this important field and demonstrate the substantial role policy plays in the cultural production, from film, radio and television to the Internet, the arts, music, and even sport.
The volume explores a dazzling array of subjects from across the humanities and social sciences and around the globe: indigenous media, television and citizenship, film and government, museums, national cultures, suburban culture, international trade, and the American shopping mall. Making the claim that no study of culture is complete without a thorough analysis of economic and political determinants, Critical Cultural Policy Studies: A Reader offers a provocative view that culture is a very public-and very political-concern.
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (October 4, 2002)
Added on: 2003-06-13 12:09:50