onsdag, augusti 01, 2012

Cultural Policy, Work and Indentity

Ett internationellt forskningssammanhang där det har varit både trevligt och intressant att delta har varit det senaste årets arbete med antologin Cultural Policy, Work and Identity; The Creation, Renewal and Negotiation of Professional Subjectivities, som nu publiceras av Ashgate (Bokus, Adlibris). Kapitlen handlar på olika sätt om professionella identiteter och utövaridentiteter i konst-, kultur- och kulturarvssektorn. Själv skriver jag om ideella organisationers betydelse i svenskt kulturliv och om hur dessa påverkas då begreppet civilsamhälle introducerats i svensk kulturpolitik. förlagets hemsida presenteras antologin som följer:

How have cultural policies created new occupations and shaped professions? This book explores an often unacknowledged dimension of cultural policy analysis: the professional identity of cultural agents. It analyses the relationship between cultural policy, identity and professionalism and draws from a variety of cultural policies around the world to provide insights on the identity construction processes that are at play in cultural institutions. This book reappraises the important question of professional identities in cultural policy studies, museum studies and heritage studies.

The authors address the relationship between cultural policy, work and identity by focusing on three levels of analysis. The first considers the state, the creativity of the power relationship established in cultural policies and the power which structures the symbolic order of cultural work. The second presents community in the cultural policy process, society and collective action, whether it is through the creation of institutions for arts and heritage profession or through resistance to state cultural policies. The third examines the experience of cultural policy by the professional. It illustrates how cultural policy is both a set of contingencies that shape possibilities for professionals, as much as it is a basis for identification and identity construction. The eleven authors in this unique book draw on their experience as artists and researchers from a range of countries, including France, Canada, United Kingdom, United States, and Sweden.



Theories of professional identity: bringing cultural policy in perspective, Jonathan Paquette; 

Cultural policy and the promotion of World War I heritage sites in France: emerging professions and hybrid practices, Anne Hertzog; 

Cultural democracy and the creation of new professional subjectivities: the case of cultural mediation, Jonathan Paquette; 

Technology, cultural policy and the public service broadcasting tradition: professional practices at BBC News in the social media era, Valérie Bélair-Gagnon; 

Curators and the state, a question of independencies: the case of France, Frédéric Poulard;

Policy rationale and agency: the notion of civil society organizations in Swedish cultural policy, Tobias Harding; 

Museum volunteers: between precarious labour and democratic knowledge community, Susan L.T. Ashley; 

The transcendental fan: navigating the producer-consumer dichotomy and cultural policy in the digital age, Devin Beauregard; 

American cultural policy and the rise of arts management programs: the creation of a new professional identity, Eleonora Redaelli; 

Becoming a cultural entrepreneur: creative industries, culture-led regeneration and identity, Jennifer Hinves; 

Cultural policy and agency in a cultural minority context: artistic creation and cultural management in Northern Ontario, Aurélie Lacassagne; 

Being part of the 'supercreative core': arts, artists and the experience of local policy in the creative city era, Caroline Agnew; 


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