Spending on culture is a solid investment

Chapter

Abstract

Influenced by the book “Mainstream” by French sociologist Frédéric Martel we started to think about some of the questions it raised. There are three topics of specific interest. One is the idea of national identities and the role they play in a global world. The second is the dominance of US-American popular culture. And last but not least we would like to have a closer look at how Europe exports its culture or – maybe more precisely – cultures, to the world. Cultural transfer, embodied in European arts projects, seems to be a key answer to many of the issues raised in this but also in the other texts in this volume. Therefore, Gernot Wolfram further explores cultural transfer and the prerequisites of European cross-border art projects in his contribution to this book.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Bibliography

  1. Chua, Amy (2003): World on Fire. How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability. New York: DoubledayGoogle Scholar
  2. Cross, Mai’a K. Davis (2011): ‘All Talk no Action’. In Culture Report, EUNIC Yearbook 2011, Europe’s Foreign Cultural Relations. Stuttgart: EUNICGoogle Scholar
  3. Delanty, Gerard (2003): Is There A European Identity? Global Dialogue Vol. 5 Number 3-4. The Future of Europe. Centre for World Dialogue. Summer/Autumn 2003 http://www.worlddialogue.org/content.php?id=269
  4. Demossier, Marion (2007): The European Puzzle. The Political Structuring of Cultural Identities at a time of Transition. New York: Berghahn BooksGoogle Scholar
  5. DeVlieg, Mary Ann (2011): ‘Seeing the world in a new light’. In Culture Report, EUNIC Yearbook 2011, Europe’s Foreign Cultural Relations. Stuttgart: EUNICGoogle Scholar
  6. Ellwood, David (2001): ‘French Anti-Americanism and McDonalds’, History Today, Volume 51: Issue 2 Everett, Wendy (2007): ‘Dinosaur, Shipwreck or Museum Piece? The unstable identity of European Cinema.’ In: Demossier, M. , The European Puzzle. The Political Structuring of Cultural Indentities at a time of Transition. New York: Berghahn BooksGoogle Scholar
  7. Florida, Richard (2005): Cities and the Creative Class. New York: RoutledgeGoogle Scholar
  8. Habermas, Jürgen/Derrida, Jacques (2003): Nach dem Krieg. Die Wiedergeburt Europas. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 31.05.2003Google Scholar
  9. Kassem, Reem (2011): ‘The cultural revolution’. In Culture Report, EUNIC Yearbook 2011, Europe’s Foreign Cultural Relations. Stuttgart: EUNICGoogle Scholar
  10. Martel, Frédéric (2011a): Mainstream - wie funktioniert, was allen gefällt. Munich: Albrecht Knaus VerlagGoogle Scholar
  11. Martel, Frédéric (2011b): ‘Art at the heart of mainstream entertainment’ an interview by Regis Debray with Frédéric Martel. In Culture Report, EUNIC Yearbook 2011, Europe’s Foreign Cultural Relations. Stuttgart: EUNICGoogle Scholar
  12. Rifkin, Jeremy (2004): The European Dream. New York: Penguin Books Ltd.Google Scholar
  13. Sabathil, Gerhard (2011): ‘Common spaces’. In Culture Report, EUNIC Yearbook 2011, Europe’s Foreign Cultural Relations. Stuttgart: EUNICGoogle Scholar
  14. Schaake, Marietje (2011): ‘A necessity, not a luxury’. In Culture Report, EUNIC Yearbook 2011, Europe’s Foreign Cultural Relations. Stuttgart: EUNICGoogle Scholar
  15. Schindhelm, Michael (2012): Die Globalisierung hat eine neue Dimension mit sich gebracht. In: Wolfram, Gernot , Kulturmanagement und Europäische Kulturarbeit. Bielefeld: Transcript VerlagGoogle Scholar
  16. Thiesse, Anne-Marie (2007): ‚The formation of national identities’. In: Demossier, M. , The European Puzzle. The Political Structuring of Cultural Indentities at a time of Transition. New York: Berghahn BooksGoogle Scholar
  17. Trojanow, Ilja/Hoskoté, Ranjit (2007): Kampfabsage - Kulturen bekämpfen sich nicht - sie fließen zusammen. Munich: Karl Blessing VerlagGoogle Scholar
  18. Watson, Katherine (2011): ‘Reconciling the irreconcilable’. In Culture Report, EUNIC Yearbook 2011, Europe’s Foreign Cultural Relations. Stuttgart: EUNICGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hochschule HeilbronnKünzelsauGermany

Personalised recommendations