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 23: The Bahia Carnival
The Bahia Carnival
The Bahian Carnival is a centenary and large-scale popular event. Since the late 1980s this popular festival has become the catalyst and backbone of a particular type of cultural economy. This chapter analyses the ways in which this Carnival has come to perform as the principal ...