1st Edition

Cultural Policy Review of Books

Edited By

Oliver Bennett

ISBN 9781138111172
Published May 22, 2017 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

Cultures are shaped by many institutions and agencies, including governments, corporations, education and the media. In recent years, research into these culture-shaping activities has been increasingly associated with the developing field of cultural policy studies.

The Cultural Policy Review of Books offers a fascinating insight into the intellectual formation of many of the leading figures that have contributed to this field. Invited to write a short review essay on the book that had most influenced their thinking, 41 academics and researchers from around the world reveal what they consider to be essential reading.

Including essays on Bourdieu, de Certeau, Foucault, Gramsci, Habermas, and Williams, as well as many lesser known writers, the collection throws new light on the intellectual underpinning of cultural policy studies. It will be of interest not only to researchers, students and teachers in this field, but to all those looking to understand the forces that shape the culture of modern societies.

Table of Contents

1. Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life Jeremy Ahearne  2. Janet Minihan, The Nationalization of Culture: The development of state subsidies to the arts in Great Britain Eleonora Belfiore  3. James Buchan, Capital of the Mind: How Edinburgh Changed the World Peter Bendixen  4. Raymond Williams, Culture and Society 1780-1950 Oliver Bennett  5. Fred R. Myers, Painting Culture: The Making of an Aboriginal High Art Tony Bennett  6. Peter Hall, Cities in Civilization Franco Bianchini  7. Charles Dickens, Hard Times Chris Bilton  8. Milton C. Cummings Jr. and Richard S. Katz (eds), The Patron State: Government and the Arts in Europe, North America, and Japan Jennifer Craik  9. Joseph A. Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy Stuart Cunningham  10. Michel de Certeau, Culture in the Plural Milena Dragićević Šešić  11. Jürgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An inquiry into a category of bourgeois society Peter Duelund  12. Tony Bennett, Culture: A Reformer's Science Lisanne Gibson  13. Anthony Storr, The Dynamics of Creation Christopher Gordon  14. Hugh Jenkins, The Culture Gap: An Experience of Government and the Arts Clive Gray  15. Russell Keat, Cultural Goods and the Limits of the Market David Hesmondhalgh  16. W. McNeil Lowry, The Performing Arts and American Society Stanley Katz  17. Howard Becker, Art Worlds Nobuko Kawashima  18. Laurie Ouellette, Viewers Like You? How Public TV Failed the People Justin Lewis  19. Joffre Dumazedier, Toward a Society of Leisure David Looseley  20. Ernst Kris and Otto Kur, Legend, Myth, and Magic in the Image of the Artist. A Historical Experiment Per Mangset  21. Naomi Klein, No Logo – Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies Jim McGuigan  22. Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks Paola Merli  23. Michel Foucault, The Birth of Biopolitics Toby Miller  24. James Heartfield, The Death of the Subject Explained Munira Mirza  25. Milton C. Cummings, Jr. and Richard S. Katz (eds), The Patron State: Government and the Arts in Europe, North America and Japan Kevin Mulcahy  26. Pierre Bourdieu, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste Graham Murdock  27. Simon Frith, Sound Effects : youth, leisure, and the politics of rock’n’roll Andy Pratt  28. Pierre Bourdieu, The Field of Cultural Production. Essays on Art and Literature Sigrid Røyseng  29. Alan Peacock, Paying the Piper: Culture, Music and Money Michael Rushton  30. Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks Philip Schlesinger  31. John Myerscough, The Economic Importance of the Arts in Britain Sara Selwood  32. Pierre Bourdieu, The Love of Art: European Art Museums and Their Public Dorte Skot-Hansen  33. Rosemary Coombe, The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties: Authorship, Appropriation, and the Law Joost Smiers  34. Jim McGuigan, Rethinking Cultural Policy Alan Stanbridge  35. Geoff Mulgan and Ken Worpole, Saturday Night or Sunday Morning: From Arts to Industry - New Forms of Cultural Policy Deborah Stevenson  36. Richard A. Etlin, In Defense of Humanism: Value in the Arts and Letters David Throsby  37. Erika Fischer-Lichte, History of European Drama and Theatre Hans van Maanen  38. Pierre Bourdieu, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste Geir Vestheim  39. Raymond Williams, The Long Revolution Michael Volkerling  40. Denise Meredyth and Jeffery Minsion (eds.), Citizenship and Cultural Policy Li-Jung Wang  41. Néstor García Canclini, Consumers and Citizens: Globalization and Multicultural Conflicts George Yudice

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Oliver Bennett is Professor of Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick, UK, and founding editor of the International Journal of Cultural Policy. He has published widely on cultural policy and cultural politics.