The past fifteen years have seen a major evolution in French society and the way it views culture. Cultural Policy and Socialist France offers a multi-faceted approach to determining what role the Socialist Party has had in that change through a detailed evaluation of the policies of the Ministry of Culture under President Francois Mitterrand and Minister of Culture Jack Lang.
About the Author
DAVID WACHTEL is a freelance journalist and writer.
Table of Contents
French Terms and Abbreviations
Introduction: The Politics of Culture
Culture and the Search for Political Legitimation in France
The Road to 1981: Local Roots of a National Policy
Political Culture and Cultural Policy
Architecture and the Politics of Grandeur
The End of the Monopoly
Conclusion: The House that Jack Built