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With the growth of interest in the debates about what culture is, and who 'owns' it, questions of cultural policy have moved to the forefront of wider dicussions of citizenship. This book unpicks the significance of culture for citizenship. Among the topics explored are the strengths and weaknesses of the 'civilizing mission' of museums; the moralism of 'Third Way' politics; the proper base for funding culture and the arts; the impact of globalization on culture and citizenship; the fantasies of freedom in Internet use; the tensions between human rights advocacy and citizenship; and the place of citizen ideals in governance. What emerges is a superb resource for analyzing the meaning of cultural policy in contemporary society. It both summa

Chapter 9: Multicultural Broadcasting and Diasporic Video as Public Sphericules

Multicultural Broadcasting and Diasporic Video as Public Sphericules
Multicultural broadcasting and diasporic video as public sphericules
StuartCunningham, Queensland University of TechnologyGayHawkins, University of New South WalesAudreyYue, Melbourne UniversityTinaNguyen, Queensland University of TechnologyJohnSinclair, Victoria University of Technology

Broadcasting constitutes a major platform on which contemporary public cultures may be built and managed. However, mainstream broadcasting, even when its charter responsibilities focus on service to and representation of a culturally pluralistic social field, has limits as it seeks to meet these responsibilities. Diasporic video, although marginal to most national media ecologies, is important at a global level in addressing cultural maintenance and renewal. This factor is neglected in existing accounts of the emergence of a genuinely multicultural and international public culture.

Broadcasting, or more broadly, the “mediascape” (Appadurai, 1990) constitutes ...

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