Culture in Australia

Culture in Australia

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

Hardcover, 378 pages, 25.4 x 18 x 2.8 cm
Language: English

Culture in Australia, published in 2001, 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.

Part I. Policy and Industry Contexts
1. Knowing the processes but not the outcomes
Australian cinema faces the millennium Tom O'Regan
2. Globalisation, regionalism and Australianisation in music
lessons from the parallel importing debate David Rowe
3. Reshaping Australian art institutions Terry Smith
4. Tourism
leisure, culture, industry Jennifer Craik
5. Coombs
cultural policies and continuities Tim Rowse
Part II. Australian Culture and its Publics
6. The writing public
literature and the commercial spirit David Carter and Kay Ferres
7. Reshaping public institutions
popular culture, the market and the public sphere Graeme Turner
8. Public service broadcasting
multiple publics, values and the popular Gay Hawkins
9. Men, women, class and culture Tony Bennett, Michael Emmison and John Frow
10. Lost horizons
searching for youth culture in the postmodern public sphere Catharine Lumby
11. Gender and the governmentalisation of Australian amateur sport Jim McKay, Geoffrey Lawrence, Toby Miller and David Rowe
Part III. Programs of Cultural Diversity
12. Multiculturalism
contested agendas James Jupp
13. 'Race' portraits and vernacular possibilities
pluralism, heritage and cultural institutions Chris Healy
14. Indigenous presences and national narratives in Australian museums Nicholas Thomas
15. Electronic networking
indigenous media and communications in Australia Helen Molnar
16. Regional cultures Robin Trotter.

'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