Looking for cultural value: critiques of Australian cultural policy

Glow, Hilary and Johanson, Katya 2006, Looking for cultural value: critiques of Australian cultural policy, Asia Pacific journal of arts and cultural management, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 259-269.

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Title Looking for cultural value: critiques of Australian cultural policy
Author(s) Glow, Hilary
Johanson, Katya
Journal name Asia Pacific journal of arts and cultural management
Volume number 4
Issue number 2
Start page 259
End page 269
Publisher University of South Australia
Place of publication Adelaide, S.Aust.
Publication date 2006-12
ISSN 1449-1184
Keyword(s) cultural policy
creative industries
cultural value
Summary This paper brings together critiques of contemporary Australian cultural policy from three sources: academic research, arts leaders and public intellectuals. It discusses the discursive shift in cultural policy towards an instrumentalist framework, and reviews academic research on this shift and its implications. It then looks at critiques of policy shifts by public intellectuals and leaders within the arts sector to identify parallels and persistent themes across academic scholarship and public thinking on cultural policy. In particular, it identifies and examines the theme of absence of a place for cultural value and production in policy-making and looks at arguments that call for a reinstatement of policy driven by cultural value.
Language eng
Field of Research 160510 Public Policy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2006, University of South Australia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003936

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