This is the latest version of this eprint.
PDF (Accepted Manuscript)
- Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1177/136787799900200306|
|Google Scholar:||Look up in Google Scholar|
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:||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
|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:||02 Aug 2016 20:07|
|Share this page:|
Available Versions of this Item
Culture, government, and spatiality: re-assessing the 'Foucault effect' in cultural-policy studies. (deposited 28 Apr 2011 16:15)
- Culture, government, and spatiality: re-assessing the 'Foucault effect' in cultural-policy studies. (deposited 24 Nov 2011 13:25) [Currently Displayed]
Download history for this item
These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.