20171MSL2340HSLEC0101 Issues in Cultural Policy and Contemporary Culture

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Unique ID: 
20171MSL2340HSLEC0101
Course code: 
MSL2340H
Name: 
Issues in Cultural Policy and Contemporary Culture
Professor/Instructor: 
Alan Stanbridge
Start date: 
Mon, 2017/01/09
End date: 
Fri, 2017/04/07
Year: 
2017
Term: 
Winter
Section: 
LEC0101
Type: 
S

Drawing on an eclectic range of academic work in cultural studies, cultural policy studies, sociology, art history, and museum studies, this interdisciplinary course explores a wide variety of topics in contemporary cultural policy, addressing both the subsidized arts sector and the cultural and creative industries.

Adopting primarily a case study approach, the course examines issues and controversies in both the visual and performing arts, encompassing gallery and museum-based work, public art, contemporary music, intellectual property, and arts funding.

The course offers students an introduction to the basic structures and principles of cultural policy, focusing especially on the Canadian and American contexts, but also addressing a variety of issues that are international in scope.

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