Critical Cultural Policy Studies: A Reader / Edition 1

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Critical Cultural Policy Studies: A Reader brings together classic statements and contemporary views that illustrate how everyday culture is as much a product of policy and economic determinants as it is of creative and consumer impulses.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Critical Cultural Policy Studies is a trailblazing collection of first-rate essays by the leading figures in media studies in North America, Britain, and Australia. As we enter the so-called Information Age, cultural policy is becoming a central political and social concern. These essays, splendidly edited by Justin Lewis and Toby Miller, will be required reading for all who negotiate with these issues.” Robert W. McChesney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“The contributors to this unabashed book of tendency bring to bear the progressive critical energies of cultural studies and political economy to the study and management of cultural provision in the arts, broadcasting, television, popular music, the Internet, and often neglected areas like sport and urban planning. The entry of progressives into the policy sphere aims at effective reform of state and market institutions in the direction of cultural rights and citizenship and greater parity for developing countries in international spheres of trade-in-culture. The goal is a more democratic cultural policy.” George Yúdice, New York University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631222996
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/7/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Justin Lewis is Professor of Communication and Cultural Industries at Cardiff University. He has written several books on culture, most recently Constructing Public Opinion: How Elites Do What They Like and Why We Seem to Go Along With It (2001).

Toby Miller is Professor of Cultural Studies and Cultural Policy Studies at New York University. He is author of The Well-Tempered Self (1993) and The Avengers (1997), and editor of A Companion to Cultural Studies (Blackwell 2001) and the journal Television & New Media.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction 1
Pt. I Cultural Studies and the Cultural Industry 11
1 Cultural Studies from the Viewpoint of Cultural Policy 13
2 Cultural Policy Studies 23
Pt. II Radio 43
Introduction to Part II 45
3 from Inventing American Broadcasting 48
4 The Backlash against Broadcast Advertising 55
5 The Effects of Telecommunication Reform on US Commercial Radio 71
Pt. III Television and Film 81
Introduction to Part III 83
6 Embedded Aesthetics: Creating a Discursive Space for Indigenous Media 88
7 Doing it My Way - Broadcasting Regulation in Capitalist Cultures: The Case of "Fairness" and "Impartiality" 100
8 TV Viewing as Good Citizenship? Political Rationality, Enlightened Democracy and PBS 114
9 Burning Rubber's Perfume 129
10 The Film Industry and the Government: "Endless Mr. Beans and Mr. Bonds"? 134
Pt. IV The Internet 143
Introduction to Part IV 145
11 The Marketplace Citizen and the Political Economy of Data Trade in the European Union 149
12 "That Deep Romantic Chasm": Libertarianism, Neoliberalism, and the Computer Culture 161
Pt. V The Arts and Museums 173
Introduction to Part V 175
13 The Political Rationality of the Museum 180
14 Art 188
15 Object Lessons: Fred Wilson Reinstalls Museum Collections to Highlight Sins of Omission 192
Pt. VI Sport 197
Introduction to Part VI 199
16 Hegemonic Masculinity, the State, and the Politics of Gender Equity Policy Research 202
17 Sports Wars: Suburbs and Center Cities in a Zero-Sum Game 211
Pt. VII Music 225
Introduction to Part VII 227
18 Radio Space and Industrial Time: The Case of Music Formats 230
19 Musical Production, Copyright, and the Private Ownership of Culture 240
20 "We Are the World": State Music Policy, Cultural Imperialism, and Globalization 253
Pt. VIII International Organizations and National Cultures 265
Introduction to Part VIII 267
21 Television Set Production at the US-Mexico Border: Trade Policy and Advanced Electronics for the Global Market 272
22 Trade and Information Policy 282
23 Crafting Culture: Selling and Contesting Authenticity in Puerto Rico's Informal Economy 302
Pt. IX Urban Planning 311
Introduction to Part IX 313
24 Re-inventing Times Square: Cultural Value and Images of "Citizen Disney" 316
25 All the World's a Mall: Reflections on the Social and Economic Consequences of the American Shopping Center 327
26 Citizenship and the Technopoles 335
Index 344
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