Art in public : politics, economics, and a democratic culture / Lambert Zuidervaart.
- New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
xiii, 338 p. ; 23 cm.
- Government aid to the arts.
Democracy and the arts.
Arts and society.
- "This book presents a vigorous case for the arts, arguing for their crucial political, cultural, and economic contributions to civil society"-- Provided by publisher.
"This book examines fundamental questions about funding for the arts: Why should governments provide funding for the arts? What do the arts contribute to daily life? Do artists and their publics have a social responsibility? Challenging questionable assumptions about the state, the arts, and a democratic society, Lambert Zuidervaart presents a vigorous case for government funding, based on crucial contributions the arts make to civil society. He argues that the arts contribute to democratic communication and a social economy, fostering the critical and creative dialogue that a democratic society needs. Informed by the author's experience leading a nonprofit arts organization as well as his expertise in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, this book proposes an entirely new conception of the public role of art with wide-ranging implications for education, politics, and cultural policy"-- Provided by publisher.
- Machine generated contents note: Part I. Double Deficit: 1. Culture wars; 2. What good is art?; 3. Just art?; Part II. Civil Society: 4. Public sphere; 5. Civic sector; 6. Countervailing forces; Part III. Modernism Remixed: 7. Relational autonomy; 8. Authenticity and responsibility; 9/ Democratic culture; 10. Transforming cultural policy.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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