Год издания: 2004
Количество страниц: 466
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Book DescriptionThe Expediency of Culture is a pioneering theorization of the changing role of culture in an increasingly global world. George Yudice explores critically how groups ranging from indigenous activists to nation-states to nongovernmental organizations have all come to see culture as a valuable resource to be invested in, contested, and used for varied sociopolitical and economic ends. Through a dazzling series of illustrative studies, Yudice challenges the Gramscian notion of cultural struggle for hegemony and develops instead an understanding of culture where cultural agency at every level is negotiated within globalized contexts dominated by the active management and administration of culture. He describes a world where "high" culture (such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain) is a mode of urban development, rituals and everyday aesthetic practices are mobilized to promote tourism and the heritage industries, and mass culture industries comprise...