Cultural value and inequality: a critical literature review [Recurs electrònic] / a report commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Cultural Value Project ; Dave O’Brien & Kate Oakley

By: O'Brien, Dave.
Oakley, Kate | Cultural Value Project | Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Publisher: Wiltshire : Arts and Humanities Research Council, 2015Description: 29 p. : digital, fitxer PDF (479,31 Kb).Online resources: E-Doc | E-Link | Ressenya a Interacció Summary: Inequality has become essential to understanding contemporary British society and is at the forefront of media, political and practice discussions of the future of the arts in the UK. Whilst there is a wealth of work on traditional areas of inequality, such as those associated with income or gender, the relationship between culture, specifically cultural value, and inequality is comparatively under-researched. The literature review considers inequality and cultural value from two points of view: how cultural value is consumed and how it is produced. The review argues that these two activities are absolutely essential to understanding the relationship between culture and social inequality, but that the two activities have traditionally been considered separately in both academic research and public policy. The review concentrates on the ‘big three’ issues of inequality – race, class and gender, where most of the literature is to be found, but also touches on disability, sexuality and spatial inequality. All of the research reviewed suggests an undeniable connection between cultural value and inequality. Understanding that connection is currently impeded by problems with data. The report suggests the political saliency of this topic means that public policy must do more to provide robust research, particularly about cultural production. (Font: Autors)
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Inequality has become essential to understanding contemporary British society and is at the forefront of media, political and
practice discussions of the future of the arts in the UK. Whilst there is a wealth of work on traditional areas of inequality,
such as those associated with income or gender, the relationship between culture, specifically cultural value, and inequality is
comparatively under-researched.
The literature review considers inequality and cultural value from two points of view: how cultural value is consumed and how
it is produced. The review argues that these two activities are absolutely essential to understanding the relationship between
culture and social inequality, but that the two activities have traditionally been considered separately in both academic research
and public policy. The review concentrates on the ‘big three’ issues of inequality – race, class and gender, where most of the
literature is to be found, but also touches on disability, sexuality and spatial inequality. All of the research reviewed suggests an
undeniable connection between cultural value and inequality. Understanding that connection is currently impeded by problems
with data. The report suggests the political saliency of this topic means that public policy must do more to provide robust
research, particularly about cultural production. (Font: Autors)

Introduction -- What is Inequality? -- What is Cultural Value? -- Cultural Consumption, Cultural Value and Inequality -- Cultural Production, Cultural Value and Inequality -- Conclusion and recommendations for further research -- References and external links

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