Culture in Australia: Policies, Publics and Programs

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Culture in Australia offers an incisive and up-to-date examination of the forces that are reshaping Australian cultural priorities, policies and practices at the start of the twenty-first century. Drawing on the work of some of Australia's leading cultural analysts, its concerns range broadly across the cultural sector encompassing art and heritage institutions, publishing, broadcasting, tourism, museums, the music industry, film and youth cultures.
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Overview

Culture in Australia offers an incisive and up-to-date examination of the forces that are reshaping Australian cultural priorities, policies and practices at the start of the twenty-first century. Drawing on the work of some of Australia's leading cultural analysts, its concerns range broadly across the cultural sector encompassing art and heritage institutions, publishing, broadcasting, tourism, museums, the music industry, film and youth cultures.
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"...a timely collection which surveys a broad cross-section of policies and programs which administer culture in Australia. ...the most comprehensive discussion of government/culture relations and their articulation to different forms of identity in Australia which has been published to date." Media International Australia
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521004039
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/12/2001
  • Series: Reshaping Australian Institutions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 380
  • Sales rank: 1,253,184
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Policy and Industry Contexts: Introduction; 1. Knowing the processes but not the outcomes: Australian cinema faces the millennium Tom O'Regan; 2. Globalisation, regionalism and Australianisation in music: lessons from the parallel importing debate David Rowe; 3. Reshaping Australian art institutions Terry Smith; 4. Tourism: leisure, culture, industry Jennifer Craik; 5. Coombs: cultural policies and continuities Tim Rowse; Part II. Australian Culture and its Publics: Introduction; 6. The writing public: literature and the commercial spirit David Carter and Kay Ferres; 7. Reshaping public institutions: popular culture, the market and the public sphere Graeme Turner; 8. Public service broadcasting: multiple publics, values and the popular Gay Hawkins; 9. Men, women, class and culture Tony Bennett, Michael Emmison and John Frow; 10. Lost horizons: searching for youth culture in the postmodern public sphere Catharine Lumby; 11. Gender and the governmentalisation of Australian amateur sport Jim McKay, Geoffrey Lawrence, Toby Miller and David Rowe; Part III. Programs of Cultural Diversity: Introduction; 12. Multiculturalism: contested agendas James Jupp; 13. 'Race' portraits and vernacular possibilities: pluralism, heritage and cultural institutions Chris Healy; 14. Indigenous presences and national narratives in Australian museums Nicholas Thomas; 15. Electronic networking: indigenous media and communications in Australia Helen Molnar; 16. Regional cultures Robin Trotter.
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