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Caroline Andrew, Monica Gattinger, M. Sharon Jeannotte, Will's Accounting for Culture. Thinking Through Cultural PDF

By Caroline Andrew, Monica Gattinger, M. Sharon Jeannotte, Will Straw

ISBN-10: 0776618636

ISBN-13: 9780776618630

Many students, practitioners, and policy-makers within the cultural area argue that Canadian cultural coverage is at a crossroads: that the surroundings for cultural policy-making has developed considerably and that conventional rationales for nation intervention not apply.

The proposal of cultural citizenship is a relative newcomer to the cultural coverage panorama, and provides a probably compelling substitute motive for presidency intervention within the cultural zone. Likewise, the articulation and use of cultural symptoms and of governance ideas also are new arrivals, rising as most likely robust instruments for coverage and software development.

Accounting for tradition is a distinct selection of essays from best Canadian and foreign students that seriously examines cultural citizenship, cultural signs, and governance within the context of evolving cultural practices and cultural policy-making. it is going to be of serious curiosity to students of cultural policy,...

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Policy paradigms are likely to change along with changes in culture. Straw’s use of inertial and accelerative trends emerges in a variety of ways, highlighting the continuation of past practice and transformative elements. The transformative nature of information technology is highlighted in this volume in a number of ways, from Cunningham’s description of the producers of culture, to Garon and Foote with their analysis of factors transforming patterns of cultural consumption. Garon reports on the major shifts in patterns of cultural consumption in Quebec over the past twenty years, illustrating the importance of generations, of policies of democratization, of information technology, and of education.

The potential contribution that cultural policy and programming can make to the development and strengthening of social capital and social cohesion can serve to attract policy-makers’ interest in supporting and resourcing cultural policy. Policy paradigms also allowed participants to link the discussion of governance processes with reflections on cultural processes, or the transformations in cultural practices. Policy paradigms are likely to change along with changes in culture. Straw’s use of inertial and accelerative trends emerges in a variety of ways, highlighting the continuation of past practice and transformative elements.

Meisel, on the other hand, begins his text by contrasting traditional and recent visions but ends by arguing that a fusion of the two is possible, exemplified for him by the Kingston KISS project. Cunningham, as noted earlier, feels that economic development arguments are the best to elicit government support but feels that innovation, and the construction of a knowledge-based society, is a better rationale than the earlier cultural industries argument. Gregg offers a rationale, not unrelated to cultural citizenship, whereby culture could be used to rekindle Canadians’ faith in politics.

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