By Caroline Andrew, Monica Gattinger, M. Sharon Jeannotte, Will Straw
Many students, practitioners, and policy-makers within the cultural quarter argue that Canadian cultural coverage is at a crossroads: that the surroundings for cultural policy-making has developed considerably and that conventional rationales for country intervention now not apply.
The suggestion of cultural citizenship is a relative newcomer to the cultural coverage panorama, and provides a in all probability compelling substitute purpose for presidency intervention within the cultural area. Likewise, the articulation and use of cultural symptoms and of governance innovations also are new arrivals, rising as in all probability strong instruments for coverage and application development.
Accounting for tradition is a distinct choice of essays from prime Canadian and overseas students that significantly examines cultural citizenship, cultural symptoms, and governance within the context of evolving cultural practices and cultural policy-making. it is going to be of significant curiosity to students of cultural policy,...
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A concrete example of this comes from Straw’s examination of the alternative press as an example of milieus of social energy and networks of meaning. The alternative press, an urban phenomena, is, as Straw describes, breaking down the distinctions of night and day and in this way creating a more inclusive urban public space, one in which a greater number of urban residents can integrate their work, family, social, political, and cultural lives. The patterns of interaction described by Straw reinforce networks of meaning and create spaces and processes that can lead to greater feelings of inclusion, to greater cultural citizenship.
For some of the authors, cultural citizenship refers to an attribute of an individual. For Karim, it is a capacity to participate as an effective citizen, a set of cultural competencies that individuals had or did not have. Garon’s typology is also linked to individual traits but the different categories in his typology related also to class, gender, and age characteristics. His category of the engaged citizen makes the link between cultural participation and cultural citizenship in that the engaged citizen not only goes to cultural events but creates institutions and projects that involve his or her community in cultural participation.
Since 2001, he has been the manager of research integration and planning for the Strategic Research and Analysis Directorate of the Department of Canadian Heritage. He has taught courses at Concordia University and the University of Montreal and was seconded to the Department of External Affairs from 1977 to 1979 where he worked in the Energy Transportation and Communications Division. He is an ex-officio member of the Board of the Canadian Cultural Research Network. His principal interest is in linking cultural policy with cultural research.
Accounting for Culture. Thinking Through Cultural Citizenship by Caroline Andrew, Monica Gattinger, M. Sharon Jeannotte, Will Straw