`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.

Three Discourses of Cultural Policy

Three discourses of cultural policy
JimMcGuigan

It is curious that as the security and rights of social citizenship were weakened in the older industrialized and de-industrializing parts of the world, with the decline of the social welfare state, the issue of cultural citizenship rose up the agendas of public and academic debate. To some extent this reflects how issues that were once considered ‘social’ have come increasingly to be thought of as ‘cultural’. Questions of identity and a sense of belonging appear to have superseded questions of material entitlement in much social and cultural theory as well as in cultural politics. While, in the USA, to take the most notable example, public spending on urban programmes and welfare was slashed (Davis, 1993a, ...

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