Cultural And Linguistic Policy Abroad

Overview

This book investigates Italian foreign cultural policy from the 1947 Constitution to the present. The analysis reveals two interesting and parallel features: on the one hand the requirement to promote 'high culture' and on the other the need to deal with complex issues relating to emigration. How has this dilemma inherent in Italian foreign cultural policy been dealt with? To what extent has the Italian State confronted these two apparently opposite challenges? The Australian context is used here as an example to...
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Overview

This book investigates Italian foreign cultural policy from the 1947 Constitution to the present. The analysis reveals two interesting and parallel features: on the one hand the requirement to promote 'high culture' and on the other the need to deal with complex issues relating to emigration. How has this dilemma inherent in Italian foreign cultural policy been dealt with? To what extent has the Italian State confronted these two apparently opposite challenges? The Australian context is used here as an example to show how the dichotomy of migrants versus culture-promotion abroad has gradually been addressed, with a view to a reconciliation which now seems imminent.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853598005
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/13/2005
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Culture, cultural relations and cultural policies 3
2 The Italian constitution and the development of Italian society 21
3 Democracy on trial : the first twenty years of the Italian constitution 34
4 Italian legislation for the diffusion of language and culture abroad 47
5 Who's in charge? 69
6 Memory and history : the living experience of Italian cultural policies abroad 96
7 Language policy developments in Australia 1948-1998 123
8 Italian language and culture at the 'Altro Polo' 171
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