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By Caroline Andrew, Monica Gattinger, M. Sharon Jeannotte, Will Straw

Many students, practitioners, and policy-makers within the cultural zone argue that Canadian cultural coverage is at a crossroads: that the surroundings for cultural policy-making has advanced considerably and that conventional rationales for country intervention now not apply.

The inspiration of cultural citizenship is a relative newcomer to the cultural coverage panorama, and gives a probably compelling replacement purpose for presidency intervention within the cultural quarter. Likewise, the articulation and use of cultural symptoms and of governance options also are new arrivals, rising as very likely strong instruments for coverage and software development.

Accounting for tradition is a distinct choice of essays from prime Canadian and foreign students that significantly examines cultural citizenship, cultural signs, and governance within the context of evolving cultural practices and cultural policy-making. it will likely be of serious curiosity to students of cultural policy,...

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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. Throughout the struggles to think through cultural citizenship, the very meaning attached to culture varied from author to author.

Sharon Jeannotte Will Straw The University of Ottawa Press is grateful for the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage in the publication of this book. Cover photograph and design: Kevin Matthews Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Accounting for Culture: thinking through cultural citizenship / edited by Caroline Andrew, Monica Gattinger, M. Sharon Jeannotte, and Will Straw. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-7766-0596-8 1. Canada—Cultural policy. 2.

Just what did culture have to do with citizenship? Why would anyone try to bring together the people who worked with artists and museums and broadcasters with the people who were concerned about official languages, multiculturalism, and citizen participation? Avec l’Université d’Ottawa, je suis certaine que nous allons faire du progrès au cours des deux prochains jours pour répondre aux questions que je viens de poser. It is important that we think hard about this because there is a growing realization among cultural policy-makers that economic justifications of cultural and heritage activities are no longer adequate (if they ever were) for policy and advocacy purposes.

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