Hitherto, cultural theory and empirical work on culture have outstripped cultural policy. This book rectifies the peculiar imbalance in the field of Cultural Studies by offering the first comprehensive and international work on cultural policy. Fully alive to the challenges posed by globalization it addresses a wide range of central topics including cinema, television, museums, international organizations, art, public history, drama and performance art. The result is a landmark work in the emerging field of cultural policy. Rigorous in its field of survey and astute in its critical commentary it enables students to gain a global grounding in cultural policy. It will be essential reading for students of cultural studies and cultural sociology.

The Culture Industries – Citizenship, Consumption and Labor

The culture industries – citizenship, consumption and labor

[A cinematograph film represents something more than a mere commodity to be bartered against others] – UK Palache Report (quoted in Political & Economic Planning 12)

La radio y la TV tienen la función social de contribuir al fortalecimiento de la integración y el mejoramiento de las formas de convivencia humana. – Ley Federal de Radio y TV de México [Radio and television perform the social function of strengthening integration and improving conviviality.] – Federal Law on Radio and TV Mexico (quoted in M Lever 23)

Many studies of cultural policy exclude music, film and television because of their relationship to profit-making and the fact that they tend to fall under the ...

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