1st Edition

Cultural Management and Policy in Latin America

Edited By Raphaela Henze, Federico Escribal Copyright 2021
    284 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    284 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    Raphaela Henze and Federico Escribal

    Part I: Cultural Management and Policy in Latin America

    1. Thinking Cultural Management from the South

    Raphaela Henze

    2. Cultural Management in Latin America and Europe

    Beth Ponte

    3. Thinking of the South as if there were no North

    Bianca Araújo and Cláudia Leitão

    4. Cultural Management: The Central American Perspective

    Mario Hernán Mejía

    5. Managing Culture in Latin America

    Carlos Yáñez-Canal

    Part II: Cultural Management in Different Latin American Countries

    6. Cultural Management in Argentina

    Federico Escribal

    7. Cultural Management in Paraguay

    Mariano Martín Zamorano

    8. Cultural Management in Chile

    Norma Muñoz Del Campo

    9. Cultural Management in Ecuador

    Paola De La Vega Velástegui

    10. Cultural management in Brazil

    Suelen Silva

    11. Cultural Management in Uruguay

    Cinthya Moizo Y Danilo Urbanavicius

    12. Cultural Management in Bolivia

    Vanessa De Britto Maluf

    13 Cultural Management in Mexico

    Cristina Peregrina Leyva and Aarón Hernández Farfán

    14. Cultural Management in Peru

    Paloma Carpio Valdeavellano


    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.

    "An unprecedented and fundamental contribution to the field of cultural management and policy studies at a global level ... considering the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, this book is indisputably valuable for thinking about cultural policies from and with Latin America." Tomás PetersCultural Trends

    "This book represents an important milestone in the agenda for diversity and equity for the cultural management discipline. Henze and Escribal carry out an excellent exercise to make visible the research agendas, approaches, and contributions to the discipline, putting empha-sis  on  the  importance  of  the  social,  political,  and  cultural  context  in  which  they  develop.  Decolonising cultural management education is definitely a new priority for the field." Javier J. Hernández Acosta, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Puerto Rico

    "Cultural rights are fundamental for everyone, everywhere. Solidarity among cultural man-agement professionals is vital to defend the free development of culture and secure its work-ing for citizens in all circumstances. This timely book contributes by offering insights into practices in Latin America and to ideals which are relevant around the world." Johan Kolsteeg, University of Groningen, Netherlands

    "Each territory develops its own systems to attend its local specificities. In cultural manage-ment  this  is  not  different.  This  important  book  provides  greater  knowledge  about  current  issues at stake in Latin America and the creative solutions provided. It is a highly valuable contribution to spread the ‘tecnologias’ of this region and inspire researchers and practition-ers in the field in and outside Latin America." Karine Legrand, Goethe-Institut Sao Palo, Brazil