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Sociology of the Arts

Connecting Arts and Place

Cultural Policy and American Cities

Authors: Redaelli, Eleonora

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  • Provides scholars with an overview of the different ways that arts and culture have been positioned within the public policy discourse
  • Contextualises the larger conversation and explains the interplay between concepts and empirical research
  • Familiarises authors with the most recent discourse regarding the public value of arts and culture
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About this book

In this book, Eleonora Redaelli investigates the arts in American cities, providing insight into urban cultural policy discourse through the lens of space. By unpacking the ways in which scholars and policymakers account for geographic configuration and spatial relation, this monograph presents a unique approach to the arts and public policy.

Redaelli analyses five main concepts of the international discourse in cultural policy — cultural planning, cultural mapping, creative industries, cultural districts and creative placemaking — highlighting how each of them contributes to the understanding of how the arts connect with place. Employing a selection of American cities as case, this book is an essential contribution to our understanding of cultural policy and its effects. It will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, public policy, urban studies, arts management and cultural studies.


About the authors

Eleonora Redaelli is Associate Professor at University of Oregon, USA.

 

Reviews

“This is an important and timely book as it collates ongoing debates to re-appraise urban arts and culture strategies from a number of disciplinary perspectives. It will provide a highly useful resource for arts management and cultural policy teachers and students since one of its strengths is its coherent presentation of research on the relationship between arts and place as mediated by artist-led and policy interventions, devised from a survey of academic and policy literature and analysis of US city cultural plans.” (Abigail Gilmore, The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, October 7, 2020)

“This book is useful for its extensive and meticulous survey of literature and the use of a radically different conceptual approach to cultural policy studies for scholars and practitioners.” (Priya Joseph, Urban Research & Practice, August 14, 2020)


“Redaelli’s book is a valuable read not only for experts but also to those people who are new to the field of cultural policy and are keen to explore theoretical debates in practice. This book can equip policymakers, urban planners and cultural professionals with an in-depth analysis the key concepts of cultural policy research and a clear understanding of how these work in practice.” (Alice Borchi, International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 26 (2), 2020)

“Eleonora Redaelli has produced a refreshingly original perspective on trend lines in cultural policy in the USA, offering an insightful account of the state of cultural policy and its potentials and contradictions. Redaelli’s lively case studies provide a synthesis of the place and potential of arts and culture in communities at different scales, situated within contrasting political settings. This astute commentary is infused with her enthusiasm for the arts and its potential for community regeneration, but always tempered with a refreshingly critical eye. Highly recommended.”  (Tom Hutton, Professor of Urban Studies and City Planning, University of British Columbia, Canada)

“Over the past few decades there has been remarkable activity and innovation in cultural policy at the local level. Connecting Arts and Place is a valuable contribution to our ability to conceptualize and map these innovations, in practice and in cultural policy scholarship.” (Michael Rushton, Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, USA)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Connecting Arts and Place
Book Subtitle
Cultural Policy and American Cities
Authors
Series Title
Sociology of the Arts
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05339-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05339-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05338-3
Series ISSN
2569-1414
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 239
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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