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Nick Stevenson

In: Cultural Theory: Classical and Contemporary Positions

Chapter Thirteen: Cultural Citizenship: Questions of Consumerism, Consumption and Policy

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Cultural Citizenship: Questions of Consumerism, Consumption and Policy
Cultural citizenship: Questions of consumerism, consumption and policy
NickStevenson

The idea of ‘cultural’ citizenship is progressively developing in a field of overlapping concerns that seeks to locate normative values within the cultural sphere. Cultural citizenship's central question is, how does the operation of ‘culture’ effect notions of justice and ‘difference’ within a post-modern and postnational world? Typically, these ideas join together notions of corporate and cultural power, the possibility of resistance, the unequal distribution of material and cultural resources and attempts to reconcile questions of community with those of plurality and difference. Cultural citizenship marks out an interdisciplinary area of concern with its main contributors coming from sociology, political theory, cultural studies and geography. These developments arguably bring together ...

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