The Value Of Culture

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Culture manifests itself in everything human, including the ordinary business of everyday life. Culture and art have their own value, but economic values are also constrained. Art sponsorships and subsidies suggest a value that exceeds market price. So what is the real value of culture? Unlike the usual focus on formal problems, which has 'de-cultured' and 'de-moralized' the practice of economics, this book brings together economists, philosophers, historians, political scientists and artists to try to sort out ...
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Overview


Culture manifests itself in everything human, including the ordinary business of everyday life. Culture and art have their own value, but economic values are also constrained. Art sponsorships and subsidies suggest a value that exceeds market price. So what is the real value of culture? Unlike the usual focus on formal problems, which has 'de-cultured' and 'de-moralized' the practice of economics, this book brings together economists, philosophers, historians, political scientists and artists to try to sort out the value of culture. This is a book not only for economists and social scientists, but also for anybody actively involved in the world of the arts and culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789053562185
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • Publication date: 12/18/2007
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Conversation - Arjo Klamer
1. The Value of Culture - Arjo Klamer
Part One: On Value
2. The Value of Art: A Philosophical Perspective - Antoon Van den Braembussche
3. The Value of Culture: A Dialogue - Barend van Heusden, Arjo Klamer
4. “The Good, the Bad and the Different”: Reflections on Economic and Aesthetic Value - David Ruccio, Julie Graham, Jack Amariglio
Part Two: On the Value of Art
5. The Value of Public Art as Public Culture - Joseph J. Cordes, Robert S. Goldfarb
6. Market Value and Artists’ Earnings - Ruth Towse
7. Big City, Great Art: A Myth about Art Production - Gerard de Vries
8. The Value of Play - Michael Hotter
9. The Artistic Conscience and the Production of Value - Hans Abbing
Part Three: On Culture
10. Political Culture and the Economic Value of Citizenship: A French-Dutch Comparison in the Nineteenth Century - Frances Gouda
11. The Value of National Identity - Jos de Beus
12. Missing Ethics in Economics - Deirdre McCloskey
Part Four: On Art
13. The Value of Warhol - Peter Kattenberg
14. The Value of Making Art: A Conversation with the Artists Ronald Glasbergen, Liesbeth Bik and Joep Lieshout - Arjo Klamer
Notes
Index
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