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New Directions in Cultural Policy Research

Culture, Economy and Politics

The Case of New Labour

Authors: Hesmondhalgh, D., Oakley, K., Lee, D., Nisbett, M.

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This book focuses on cultural policy in the UK between 1997 and 2010 under the Labour party (or 'New Labour', as it was temporarily rebranded). It is based on interviews with major figures and examines a range of policy areas including the arts, creative industries, copyright, film policy, heritage, urban regeneration and regional policy.

About the authors

David Hesmondhalgh is Professor of Media, Music and Culture at the University of Leeds, UK.
 
Kate Oakley is Professor of Cultural Policy at the University of Leeds, UK.
 
David Lee is Lecturer in Cultural Industries and Communication at the University of Leeds, UK.
 
Melissa Nisbett is Senior Lecturer in Arts and Cultural Management at King's College London, UK.

Reviews

“This is a very valuable book, in part as it fills a huge gap in the research. … this book covers a huge territory as it is, and given its achievement in presenting a series of complex situations with admirable clarity, it should become a core text on any reading list relating to UK culture and politics since Thatcher.” (Jonathan Vickery, Democratic Audit UK, democraticaudit.com, January, 2017)


"As the first study to assess the influential cultural policies of New Labour in the round, this is an important, wide-ranging and very welcome contribution to the field." - Philip Schlesinger, University of Glasgow, UK

"'It is hard to imagine a more empirically rich or more theoretically subtle account of the making, implementation and impact of cultural policy. Culture, Economy and Politics is true to its title; it weaves together the multiple interests and actors that shaped and delivered New Labour's agenda. The result is a revelation; it should change how we understand and study the politics of culture." - John Street, University of East Anglia, UK

'This is a truly marvellous, important and timely book. It is rigorously researched, analytically sharp, and will be of interest to a wide readership in academia as well as in the cultural policy world. The authors have produced an invaluable volume, tracking the rise of the creative economy as a flagship of the New Labour years. This is a work that will have lasting influence and will give shape to debates in the field for many years to come.' - Angela McRobbie, Goldsmiths University of London, UK

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Culture, Politics and Equality: The Challenge for Social Democracy

    Pages 1-35

    Hesmondhalgh, David (et al.)

  • New Labour, Culture and Creativity

    Pages 36-69

    Hesmondhalgh, David (et al.)

  • The Arts: Access, Excellence and Instrumentalism

    Pages 70-101

    Hesmondhalgh, David (et al.)

  • What Was Creative Industries Policy? Film, Copyright and the Shift to Creative Economy

    Pages 102-122

    Hesmondhalgh, David (et al.)

  • Cultural Policy and the Regions

    Pages 123-142

    Hesmondhalgh, David (et al.)

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Hardcover £63.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Culture, Economy and Politics
Book Subtitle
The Case of New Labour
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in Cultural Policy Research
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
David Hesmondhalgh, Kate Oakley, David Lee and Melissa Nisbett
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42638-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137426383
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42637-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-55777-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 235
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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