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Cultural Democracy : The Arts, Community, and the Public Purpose - James Bau Graves

Cultural Democracy

The Arts, Community, and the Public Purpose

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Cultural Democracy explores the crisis of our national cultural vitality, as access to the arts becomes increasingly mediated by a handful of corporations and the narrow tastes of wealthy elites. Graves offers the concept of cultural democracy as corrective--an idea with important historic and contemporary validation, and an alternative pathway toward ethical cultural development that is part of a global shift in values. _x000B__x000B_Drawing upon a range of scholarship and illustrative anecdotes from his own experiences with cultural programs in ethnically diverse communities, Graves explains in convincing detail the dynamics of how traditional and grassroots cultures may survive and thrive--or not--and what we can do to provide them opportunities equal to those of mainstream, Eurocentric culture.

Tradition and innovation
Presentation and participation
Conservation and commercialization
Donation and deduction
Globalization and localization
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ISBN: 9780252072086
ISBN-10: 0252072081
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 23rd November 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 58.5
Weight (kg): 0.4