`Culture' and `citizenship' are two of the most hotly contested concepts in the social sciences. What are the relationships between them? This book explores the issues of inclusion and exclusion, the market and policy, rights and responsibilities, and the definitions of citizens and non-citizens. Substantive topics investigated in the various chapters include: cultural democracy; intersubjectivity and the unconscious; globalization and the nation state; European citizenship; and the discourses on cultural policy.
Chapter 6: Citizenship, Popular Culture and Europe
Citizenship, Popular Culture and Europe
This chapter aims to respond to two of the main challenges which animate this book in general. First, there is the fact that academic interests in the study of culture and of citizenship have tended to develop in isolation from each other and thus there is the challenge to see what can be gained from exploring their interconnections. Secondly, there is the fact that late twentieth century processes of globalization provide a common context and set of animating problems in the two spheres of culture and citizenship, and thus there is the challenge to explore the interconnections in relation to this context of globalization. The view taken in this chapter is that in the medium- and ...