Arts & Economics

Analysis & Cultural Policy

Author: Bruno S. Frey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662042258

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Using the economic point of view for an analysis of phenomena related to artistic activities, Arts & Economics not only challenges widely held popular views, but also offers an alternative perspective to sociological or art historic approaches. The wide range of subjects presented are of current interest and relevant for cultural policy. The issues discussed include: institutions from festivals to "superstar" museums, different means of supporting the arts, whether artistic creativity is undermined by public intervention, an investigation into art as an investment, the various approaches to valuing our cultural properties, and why direct voter participation in cultural policy is not antagonistic to artistic values.
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The Economics of Cultural Policy

Author: David Throsby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521868254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

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Non-technical analysis of how cultural industries contribute to economic growth and the policies required to ensure cultural industries will flourish.
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Cultural Policy and Democracy

Author: Geir Vestheim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131769676X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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This book discusses how public cultural policies can relate to the principle political issue of democracy. Here, democratic cultural policies include ideas and ideologies, institutional structures, agents and interests, power, access and participation and distribution of economic resources. Contributors focus on analysing the relationship between a political system and culture and the arts as an empirical field. They critically consider questions such as: How do different democratic forms affect cultural policy consequences? Can cultural autonomy be combined with cultural democracy? How is cultural policy-making used as a political process and which interests are involved? What position does popular culture have in cultural policies? How does a former Soviet state like Lithuania handle the question of culture and democracy? What does it mean when UNESCO talks about cultural diversity? How did intellectuals act in cultural policy debates in France in the late 19th century? The volume also looks at whether the democratisation of culture is actually possible. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Cultural Policy.
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Cultural Economics And Cultural Policies

Author: Giorgio Brosio

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792328681

Category: Art

Page: 184

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Met lit. opg. Guide to the 'state of the art' in cultural economics. Attention is given to definition and measurement of the cultural sector, to the light economic analysis can shed on the motivation of creative and performing artists and of artistic enterprises, and to the discussion of public policy towards the arts beyond general economic appraisal of arguments for government financial support.
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A Cultural Economic Analysis of Craft

Author: Anna Mignosa,Priyatej Kotipalli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030021645

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Are we aware of the values of craft? In this edited volume, cultural economists, researchers and professionals provide an interdisciplinary discussion of the relevance and contribution of the craft sector to the economy, as well as to society at large. Mignosa and Kotipalli bring together contributors to compare the craft sector across countries, analysing the role of institutions, educational bodies, organisations and market structure in its evolution and perception. The Western approach to craft and its subordinate position to the arts is contrasted with the prestige of craftmanship in Eastern countries, while the differing ways that craft has attracted the attention of policy agencies, museums, designers and private institutions across regions is also analysed. This volume is vital reading to those interested in the economic features of craft and craftsmanship around the world, as well as for those interested in the importance of policy in bringing about effective sustainable development.
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Economics and Culture

Author: David Throsby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521586399

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Highly acclaimed analysis of the links between the two worlds of economics and culture.
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The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy

Author: Victoria Durrer,Toby Miller,Dave O'Brien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131751288X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 627

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Cultural policy intersects with political, economic, and socio-cultural dynamics at all levels of society, placing high and often contradictory expectations on the capabilities and capacities of the media, the fine, performing, and folk arts, and cultural heritage. These expectations are articulated, mobilised and contested at – and across – a global scale. As a result, the study of cultural policy has firmly established itself as a field that cuts across a range of academic disciplines, including sociology, cultural and media studies, economics, anthropology, area studies, languages, geography, and law. This Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy sets out to broaden the field’s consideration to recognise the necessity for international and global perspectives. The book explores how cultural policy has become a global phenomenon. It brings together a diverse range of researchers whose work reveals how cultural policy expresses and realises common global concerns, dominant narratives, and geopolitical economic and social inequalities. The sections of the book address cultural policy’s relation to core academic disciplines and core questions, of regulations, rights, development, practice, and global issues. With a cross-section of country-by-country case studies, this comprehensive volume is a map for academics and students seeking to become more globally orientated cultural policy scholars.
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Rethinking Cultural Policy

Author: Jim McGuigan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335226426

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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"a fascinating, thorough and expertly argued discussion of the modes and practices of cultural policy in an increasingly globalized and neoliberal world." European Journal of Communication Rethinking Cultural Policy addresses issues concerning culture, economy and power in the age of new-liberal globalization. It examines how public cultural policies have been rationalized in the past and how they are being rethought. Arguing that the study of culture and policy should not be confined to prevailing governmental agendas, the book offers a distinctive and independent analysis of cultural policy. The book examines a wide range of issues in cultural policy and blends a close reading of key theories with case studies. Topics covered include: Branding culture and exploitation The state, market and civil society How visitor attractions such as London's Millennium Dome are used for national aggrandizement and corporate business purposes Cultural development, diversity and ecological tourism in poorer parts of the world This is the ideal introduction to contemporary cultural policy for undergraduate students in culture and media studies, sociology of culture, politics, arts administration and cultural management courses, as well as postgraduates and researchers.
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Globalized Arts

The Entertainment Economy and Cultural Identity

Author: J. P. Singh

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231519192

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Our interactive world can take a creative product, such as a Hollywood film, Bollywood song, or Latin American telenovela, and transform it into a source of cultural anxiety. What does this artwork say about the artist or the world she works in? How will these artworks evolve in the global market? Film, music, television, and the performing arts enter the same networks of exchange as other industries, and the anxiety they produce informs a fascinating area of study for art, culture, and global politics. Focusing on the confrontation between global politics and symbolic creative expression, J. P. Singh shows how, by integrating themselves into international markets, entertainment industries give rise to far-reaching cultural anxieties and politics. With examples from Hollywood, Bollywood, French grand opera, Latin American television, West African music, postcolonial literature, and even the Thai sex trade, Singh cites not only the attempt to address cultural discomfort but also the effort to deny entertainment acts as cultural. He connects creative expression to clashes between national identities, and he details the effect of cultural policies, such as institutional patronage and economic incentives, on the making and incorporation of art into the global market. Ultimately, Singh shows how these issues affect the debates on cultural trade being waged by the World Trade Organization, UNESCO, and the developing world.
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Ethics and Cultural Policy in a Global Economy

Author: Sarah Owen Vandersluis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403943788

Category: Political Science

Page: 233

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Sarah Owen Vandersluis critically examines approaches to cultural policy within the global economy. This study taps into the growing debate on ethical theory and International Political Economy. It challenges the normative positions of nationalists and welfare economists, before developing an alternative communitarian ethics for cultural policy in a global economy. The study concludes with an examination of the practical implications of this ethics in several case studies.
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