This second volume, The Cultural Economy, analyzes the dynamic relationship in which culture is part of the process of economic change that in turn changes the conditions of culture. It brings together perspectives from different disciplines to examine such critical issues as: The production of cultural goods and services and the patterns of economic globalization; The relationship between the commodification of the cultural economy and the aesthetic realm; Current and emerging organizational forms for the investment, production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods and services; The complex relations between creators, producers, distributors and consumers of culture.
Chapter 14: Countries in Transition: Which Way to Go?
Countries in Transition: Which Way to Go?
This chapter surveys the major transformations in the cultural sphere that have accompanied the transition from Communism to capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe as well as Russia. It reviews the key challenges and issues that have arisen during this still ongoing transition ...