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Culture in Australia

Culture in Australia

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Edited by Tony Bennett, David Carter
Cambridge University Press, 29/11/2001
EAN 9780521802901, ISBN10: 0521802903

Paperback, 378 pages, 25.4 x 18 x 2.8 cm

Culture in Australia offers an incisive and up-to-date examination of the forces that are reshaping Australian cultural priorities, policies and practices at the start of the twenty-first century. Drawing on the work of some of Australia’s leading cultural analysts, its concerns range broadly across the cultural sector encompassing art and heritage institutions, publishing, broadcasting, tourism, museums, the music industry, film and youth cultures. These are placed in the context of the major national and international forces that are redrawing the cultural landscape in contemporary Australia. Engagingly and accessibly written, Culture in Australia offers a challenging introduction to current debates and dialogues focused on the need to imagine new culture futures for an increasingly diverse and mobile people.

'It has the potential to challenge professionals to think about the constructions of Australian culture and its impact on shaping their own lives, both professional and personal, as well as those of students and clients whom they encounter.' Journal of Family Studies