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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1177/136787799900200306|
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This article critically discusses the reconceptualization of culture and governmentality in recent Australian ‘cultural–policy studies’. It argues that the further development of this conceptualization requires a more careful consideration of the complex relations between culture, power and the different spatialities of social practices. The assumptions of this literature regarding social-democratic public institutions and the nation-state are critically addressed in the light of contemporary processes of globalization. It is argued that the use made of Foucault in this paradigm privileges a model of disciplinary power which is dependent on a particular spatialization of social subjects and technologies of the self. As a result, an uncritical application of this model to all cultural practices supports a far too coherent image of practices of ‘government’ in producing sought-after subject-effects. It is suggested that the different articulations of spatio-temporal presence and absence in cultural technologies require a less totalizing understanding of the forms of power exercised through governmental practices.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||1999 SAGE Publications|
|Keywords:||culture; Foucault; governmentality; media; policy; spatiality|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Social Sciences > Geography
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
|Depositing User:||Clive Barnett|
|Date Deposited:||24 Nov 2011 13:25|
|Last Modified:||23 Feb 2016 19:00|
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