International cultural policies and power / edited by J.P. Singh

Singh, J. P [ed.].
ISBN: 9780230235274.Edition: 1st ed.Publisher: Hampshire, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010Description: xiv, 243 p.Series: International political economy: Summary: The arts and entertainment now demand a great deal of time and money from audiences worldwide. They also embroil us in fraught debates about cultural identities and cultural homogenization. A Bollywood song orآ a Latin telenovela now challenge productions from iconic institutions such as Hollywood or Opéra National de Paris in defining the global cultural landscape. Analytical perspectives that cut across ideological, disciplinary, and national boundaries are nevertheless hard to find. This volume brings together a range of accomplished scholars to provide insights at the local, societal, national, and international levels in understanding cultural industries, technologies, and policies. Cultural industries include the fine arts, the performing arts, and creative sectors that encompass publishing, film, music, photography, design, and cultural tourism. Information technologies, now more than ever, are considered crucial to the growth of cultural industries. This volume introduces scholars, policy practitioners, and students to the power of both the cultural artifacts and the policies governing them. (Font: Editor)
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1. Global cultural policies and power / J.P. Singh -- Part I. Politics, power, technologies: 2. Cultural policy and the political nature of culture / Carole Rosenstein ; 3. The arts, culture, and civil society: power stations in the grids of governance / Timothy W. Luke ; 4. Art-state relations: art and power through the lens on international treaties / Sandra Braman ; 5. Toward a political economy of digital culture: from organized mass consumption to attention rivalry / Jeffrey A. Hart ; 6. Playing with power: the cultural impact of prosumers / Bjarki Valtysson -- Part II. Cultural policies; US, EU, Japan: 7. The Political economy of cultural diversity in film and television / Harvey Feigenbaum ; 8. An "Economic" approach toward the trade and culture debate / Carol Balassa ; 9. Cultural diplomacy: The humanizing factor / Cynthia Schneider ; 10. Power in European Union cultural policy / Patricia Dewey ; 11. Making geography matter in cultural policy research: the case of regional cultural policy in Sweden / Jenny Johannisson ; 12. The importance of the bussiness sector in cultural policy in Japan. A model of complementary relationship with government / Nobuko Kawashima -- Part III. Cultural voices: the developing world: 13. Coloniality, identity and cultural policy / Kevin V. Mulcahy ; 14. Valorization of world cultural heritage in time of globalization: bridges between nations and cultural power / Isabelle Brianso ; 15. Reality TV shows, private television networks and social change in India / Lauhona Ganguly ; 16. "The power to narrate": film festivals, a platform for transnational feminism? / Jasmine Champenois ; 17. Everyday cultural politics, syncretism, and cultural policy / Dennis Galvan -- Bibliography -- Index

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