Cultural policy explicit and implicit : a distinction and some uses
Ahearne, Jeremy. (2009) Cultural policy explicit and implicit : a distinction and some uses. International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol.15 (No.2). pp. 141-153. ISSN 1028-6632
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This paper develops a distinction between ‘explict’ or ‘nominal’ cultural policies (policies that are explicitly labelled as ‘cultural’) and ‘implicit’ or ‘effective’ cultural policies (policies that are not labelled manifestly as ‘cultural’, but that work to prescribe or shape cultural attitudes and habits over given territories). It begins by defining the distinction through reference to a suggestive inconsistency located within the work of the French thinker Régis Debray. It then specifies the distinction further in relation to certain anglophone references in cultural policy studies and wider political thinking (Geoff Mulgan and Ken Worpole, Raymond Williams, Joseph Nye). Finally, it explores the history of laicity in France conceived initially in terms of a conflict between the implicit cultural policies of the Catholic Church and the republican State, as well as certain tensions implied by the realpolitik of laicity.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
D History General and Old World > DC France
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > French Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Cultural policy, Laicism -- France|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Cultural Policy|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Page Range:||pp. 141-153|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
Ahearne, J. (2004) Between Cultural Theory and Policy: The Cultural Policy Thinking of Pierre Bourdieu, Michel de Certeau and Régis Debray, Research Papers, no. 7, Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick.
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