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Critical Cultural Policy Studies: A Reader



Critical Cultural Policy Studies: A Reader

Justin Lewis (Editor), Toby Miller (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-77982-8 April 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 376 Pages

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Critical Cultural Policy Studies: A Reader brings together classic statements and contemporary views that illustrate how everyday culture is as much a product of policy and economic determinants as it is of creative and consumer impulses.
List of Contributors.


Introduction Justin Lewis and Toby Miller.

Part I: Introduction to Critical Cultural Policy Studies:.

1. Introduction to Critical Cultural Policy StudiesLes Barrett and Steve Earle.

2. Cultural Studies from the Viewpoint of Cultural Policy Stuart Cunningham.

3. Cultural Policy Studies Jim McGuigan.

Part II: Radio:.

4. The Rise of Military and Corporate Control Susan Douglas.

5. The Backlash against Broadcast Advertising Susan Smulyan.

6. The Effects of Telecommunication Reform on U.S. Commercial Radio Nina Huntemann.

Part III: Television and Film:.

7. Embedded Aesthetics: Creating a Discursive Space for Indigenous Media Faye Ginsburg.

8. Doing it My Way-Broadcasting Regulation in Capitalist Cultures: The Case of ‘Fairness'; and ‘Impartiality'; Sylvia Harvey.

9. TV Viewing as Good Citizenship? Political Rationality, Enlightened Democracy and PBS Laurie Ouellette.

10. Burning Rubber's Perfume Isaac Julien.

11. The Film Industry and the Government: ‘Endless Mr Beans and Mr Bonds'? Toby Miller.

Part IV: The Internet:.

12. The Marketplace Citizen and the Political Economy of Data Trade in the European Union Richard Maxwell.

13. Television Set Production at the US-Mexico Border: Trade Policy and Advanced Electronics for the Global Market Mari Castañeda Paredes.

14. "That Deep Romantic Chasm": Libertarianism, Neoliberalism, and the Computer Culture Tom Streeter.

Part V: The Arts and Museums:.

15. The Political Rationality of the Museum Tony Bennett.

16. Art Owen Kelly.

17. Object Lessons: Fred Wilson Reinstalls Museum Collection to Highlight Sins of Omission Pamela Newkirk.

Part VI: Sport:.

18. Hegemonic Masculinity, the State and the Politics of Gender Equity Policy Research Jim McKay.

19. Sports Wars: Suburbs and Center Cities in a Zero-Sum Game Samuel Nunn and Mark S. Rosentraub.

Part VII: Music:.

20. Radio Space and Industrial Time: The Case of Music Formats Jody Berland.

21. Musical Production, Copyright and the Private Ownership of Culture Kembrew McLeod.

22. ‘We Are the World';: State Music Policy, and Cultural Roy Shuker.

Part VIII: International Organizations and National Cultures:.

23. Trade and Information Policy Sandra Braman.

24. Crafting Culture: Selling and Contesting Authenticity in Puerto Rico's Informal Economy Arlene Dávila.

Part IX: Urban Planning:.

25. Re-Inventing Times Square: Cultural Value and Images of ‘Citizen Disney'; Lynn Comella.

26. ‘All the World's a Mall: Reflections on the Social and Economic Consequences of the American Shopping Center Kenneth Jackson.

27. Citizenship and the Technopoles Vincent Mosco.


Critical Cultural Policy Studies is a trailblazing collection of first-rate essays by the leading figures in media studies in North America, Britain, and Australia. As we enter the so-called Information Age, cultural policy is becoming a central political and social concern. These essays, splendidly edited by Justin Lewis and Toby Miller, will be required reading for all who negotiate with these issues.” Robert W. McChesney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“The contributors to this unabashed book of tendency bring to bear the progressive critical energies of cultural studies and political economy to the study and management of cultural provision in the arts, broadcasting, television, popular music, the Internet, and often neglected areas like sport and urban planning. The entry of progressives into the policy sphere aims at effective reform of state and market institutions in the direction of cultural rights and citizenship and greater parity for developing countries in international spheres of trade-in-culture. The goal is a more democratic cultural policy.” George Yúdice, New York University

  • Provides the first comprehensive overview of the emerging field of cultural policy studies.

  • Brings together classic statements and contemporary views that illustrate the powerful influence of policy on everyday culture.

  • Offers readings on a wide range of cultural industries, including music, television, radio, film, sport and the arts.

  • Examines the cultural institutions of museums, urban planning, national cultures and international organizations.