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New Directions in Cultural Policy Research

Aesthetics and Politics

A Nordic Perspective on How Cultural Policy Negotiates the Agency of Music and Arts

Editors: Hylland, Ole Marius, Bjurström, Erling (Eds.)

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  • Provides new insight into what happens when aesthetics meet politics
  • Describes how the agency of arts and music is put to work within cultural policy
  • Presents important case studies from the Nordic model of cultural policy to an international audience
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Through comparative and integrated case studies, this book demonstrates how aesthetics becomes politics in cultural policy. Contributors from Norway, Sweden and the UK analyse exactly what happens when art is considered relevant for societal development, at both a practical and theoretical level. Cultural policy is seen here as a mechanism for translating values, that through organized and practical aesthetical judgement lend different forms of agency to the arts. What happens when aesthetical value is reinterpreted as political value? What kinds of negotiations take place at a cultural policy ground level when values are translated and reinterpreted? By addressing these questions, the editors present an original collection that effectively centralises and investigates the role of aesthetics in cultural policy research.

About the authors

Ole Marius Hylland is Senior Researcher at the Telemark Research Institute in Bø, Norway.

Erling Bjurström is Professor Emeritus of Cultural Research at Linköping University, Sweden.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • The Relational Politics of Aesthetics: An Introduction

    Pages 1-23

    Hylland, Ole Marius (et al.)

  • Musical Nation Bildung: The Twin Enterprises Concerts Norway and Concerts Sweden

    Pages 25-65

    Bjurström, Erling (et al.)

  • 50 Years of Aesthetic Construction Work: The Music Policy of Arts Council Norway 1965–2015

    Pages 67-94

    Hylland, Ole Marius (et al.)

  • Music for One and All? Music Education Policy in Norway and England

    Pages 95-135

    Woddis, Jane (et al.)

  • The Art of Foreign Policy: Aesthetics’ Developmental Agency in Foreign Cultural Policy

    Pages 137-164

    Berge, Ola K.

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77854-9
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Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77853-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08556-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aesthetics and Politics
Book Subtitle
A Nordic Perspective on How Cultural Policy Negotiates the Agency of Music and Arts
Editors
  • Ole Marius Hylland
  • Erling Bjurström
Series Title
New Directions in Cultural Policy Research
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77854-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77854-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77853-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08556-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
210
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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