Cultural Democracy: The Arts, Community, and the Public Purpose by James Bau Graves

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Cultural Democracy: The Arts, Community, and the Public Purpose
Title:
Cultural Democracy: The Arts, Community, and the Public Purpose
Author:
James Bau Graves
ISBN:
0252072081
ISBN13:
978-0252072086
Size PDF:
1331 kb
Size epub:
1458 kb
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press; 10/24/04 edition (November 23, 2004)
Language:
English
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Rating:
4.3
Votes:
256

Cultural Democracy explores the crisis of our national cultural vitality, as access to the arts becomes increasingly mediated by a handful of corporations and the narrow tastes of wealthy elites. Graves offers the concept of cultural democracy as corrective--an idea with important historic and contemporary validation, and an alternative pathway toward ethical cultural development that is part of a global shift in values. _x000B__x000B_Drawing upon a range of scholarship and illustrative anecdotes from his own experiences with cultural programs in ethnically diverse communities, Graves explains in convincing detail the dynamics of how traditional and grassroots cultures may survive and thrive--or not--and what we can do to provide them opportunities equal to those of mainstream, Eurocentric culture.

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