New Directions in Cultural Policy Research

Making Culture Count

The Politics of Cultural Measurement

Editors: MacDowall, L., Badham, M., Blomkamp, E., Dunphy, K. (Eds.)

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This book is a collection of diverse essays by scholars, policy-makers and creative practitioners who explore the burgeoning field of cultural measurement and its political implications. Offering critical histories and creative frameworks, it presents new approaches to accounting for culture in local, national and international contexts.

About the authors

Melanie Davern, University of Melbourne, Australia; Vincent Dubois, Institute for Political Studies, France; Nancy Duxbury, University of Coimbra, Portugal; Arlene Goldbard, Writer, USA José Antonio González Zarandona, University of Melbourne, Australia; Sophie Hope, Birkbeck College, London, UK; M. Sharon Jeannotte, University of Ottawa, Canada; Rimi Khan, University of Melbourne, Australia Pat Lockley, Educational Technologist, UK Dave O'Brien, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK Justin O'Connor, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Harriet Parsons, University of Melbourne, Australia José Pessoa, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Canada; Guy Redden, University of Sydney, Australia; Polly Stupples, Massey University, New Zealand; Jamie Tanguay, John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, USA; Geoff Woolcock, Wesley Mission, Australia;  Audrey Yue, University of Melbourne, Australia; Emma Blomkamp, University of Melbourne, Australia; Marnie Badham, University of Melbourne, Australia; Kim Dunphy, Cultural Development Network, Melbourne, Australia; Lachlan MacDowall, University of Melbourne, Australia.

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“Making culture count: The politics of cultural measurement focuses on the ever-present issues of measurement and meaning in articulating value for cultural policy practices and research. … I would recommend this book for cultural policy scholars and practitioners, and even activists, as well as those interested in indicators of the social and development studies more broadly.” (Susan Oman, Cultural Trends, April, 2016)

"Here is where the rubber meets the road: how much does a critical cultural studies have to contribute to the lived lives of culture? Read this insightful and diverse collection of perspectives on the theory, history and purposes of cultural indicators to find out. A pathway toward democratizing the measurement of culture and cultural value is mapped out in this excellent book. Scholars, policymakers and cultural activists alike will find these contributions both enlightening and useful." - Carole Rosenstein, George Mason University, USA


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction: Making Culture Count

    MacDowall, Lachlan

    Pages 1-5

  • A Critical History of Cultural Indicators

    Blomkamp, Emma

    Pages 11-26

  • Culture, Value and Commensuration: The knowledge politics of indicators

    Redden, Guy

    Pages 27-41

  • The Politics of Cultural Statistics: from Legitimisation to Critique (France 1960–1990)

    Dubois, Vincent

    Pages 42-52

  • Growth and Depression in Hayek’s Garden: The Emotional Language of Accounting

    Parsons, Harriet

    Pages 53-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making Culture Count
Book Subtitle
The Politics of Cultural Measurement
Editors
  • Lachlan MacDowall
  • Marnie Badham
  • Emma Blomkamp
  • Kim Dunphy
Series Title
New Directions in Cultural Policy Research
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46458-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-46458-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46457-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 304
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