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Cultural studies, critical theory and cultural governance

Thompson, Ken (2001). Cultural studies, critical theory and cultural governance. International Sociology, 16(4) pp. 594–605.

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It can be argued that, in the light of the `cultural turn' in sociology, the search for new sources of critical theory, might profitably begin by considering the contributions of the interdisciplinary field of cultural studies, particularly the lessons to be learned from the Frankfurt School and then from British cultural studies in dealing with the problem of reconciling radical critical theory with the demands of cultural policy and administration. The contributions of these two traditions in cultural theory to debates about cultural governance are used to illustrate the dilemma.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1461-7242
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Sociology
Social Sciences
Item ID: 9299
Depositing User: Mina Panchal
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 16:45
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