1st Edition

Cultural Management and Policy in Latin America

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ISBN 9780367622695
May 20, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
304 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Cultural Management and Policy in Latin America provides in-depth insights into the education and training of cultural managers from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. The book focuses on the effects of neoliberalism on cultural policies across the region, and questions how cultural managers in Latin America deal not only with contemporary political challenges but also with the omnipresent legacy of colonialism. In doing so, it unpacks the methods, formats, and narratives employed.

Reflecting on emerging and contemporary research topics, the book analyses the key literature and scholarly contexts to identify impacts in the region and beyond. The volume provides scholars, students and reflective practitioners with a comprehensive resource on international cultural management that helps to overcome Western-centric methods and theories.

Table of Contents



Raphaela Henze and Federico Escribal

I. Cultural Management and Policy in South and Central America

  1. Thinking Cultural Management from the South. New frames for the "Western" discourse informed by Latin America
  2. Raphaela Henze

  3. Cultural Management in Latin America and Europe: Between the ashes and the flame
  4. Beth Ponte

  5. Thinking of the South as if there were no north: an exercise in culture-based imagination
  6. Bianca Araújo & Claudia Leitao

  7. Cultural Management: The Central American perspective
  8. Mario Hernan Mejia

  9. Managing culture in South America: An approach to the dimensions of a professional practice
  10. Carlos Yáñez Canal


    II. Cultural Management in different South and Central American countries


  11. Cultural Management in Argentina: Political agenda and challenges for practitioners and researchers
  12. Federico Escribal

  13. Cultural management in Paraguay: emergence and development of the discipline in a conservative and restricted cultural field
  14. Mariano Martín Zamorano

  15. Cultural Management in Chile: Between professionalization and the emergence of a public intervention category
  16. Norma Munoz del Campo

  17. Cultural Management in Ecuador: Genealogy and power relations within the constitution of a field
  18. Paola de la Vega Velastegui

  19. Cultural Management in Brazil: Persisting in times of uncertainty
  20. Suelen Silva

  21. Cultural Management in Uruguay: A country synonymous with a river
  22. Cinthya Moizo & Danilo Urbanavicius

  23. Cultural Management in Bolivia: A Journey through history
  24. Vanessa de Britto Maluf

  25. Cultural Management in Mexico: From precariousness to development
  26. Cristina Peregrina Leyva & Aarón Hernández Farfán

  27. Cultural Management in Peru: The role of the Ministry of Culture in challenging times

Paloma Carpio Valdeavellano



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Raphaela Henze is Professor of Cultural Management at Heilbronn University, Germany.

Federico Escribal is Professor of Cultural Management at the National University for the Arts, Argentina.