New book: Cultural Revisionism. Culture between Neo-liberalism and Social Responsibility
20. 12. 2004 | Cultural policy
The study Cultural Revisionism by Maja Breznik is a critical review of European cultural policies. These have earned the epithet "revisionist" because of their revival of the old paradigm of exalted culture intended for social elites. The author analyzes the national reports on cultural policies in France, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, Austria, Italy and Slovenia. The focus of her attention are social distribution of cultural goods and paradigms of "democratization", "decentralization" and "liberalization". Cultural Revisionism looks into the recent changes that drew European cultural policies away from the social-democratic ideological framework and towards the neo-liberal model.