Exporting Culture

Which role for Europe in a Global World?

Editors: Henze, Raphaela, Wolfram, Gernot (Eds.)

  • European culture as export commodity?

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Is European culture visible enough in the globalized world? Why is culture from this continent often perceived as ‘old-fashioned’ or even worse as ‘out-dated’? Is the export of national cultural products and services – in most European countries subsidized by the taxpayer – no longer relevant, or more relevant than ever before? Is it a huge waste of money, time, and effort or an attempt to create another form of globalization? Culture – in its broadest sense – is often viewed and accepted in ways that differ completely from those of other internationally traded goods. This might be one of the reasons why so many institutions, foundations and cooperations invest time, power, and money in cultural projects. Is this an exaggerated approach or an intelligent recognition of the genuine values of the 21st century – creativity and cultural sensitivity? These and several other questions concerning the export of culture are addressed by authors from different countries in order to initiate a debate about the role European cultural products and services are able to play globally.

About the authors

Raphaela Henze is professor of Cultural Management at Heilbronn University.

Gernot Wolfram teaches as professor of Arts Management at the MHMK University of Berlin. He is an expert for cultural affairs within the Team Europe of the European Commission in Germany.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Henze, Raphaela (et al.)

    Pages 7-12

  • Transatlantic Cultural Diplomacy

    Cross, Mai’a K. Davis

    Pages 13-24

  • Examining Cultural Narratives and Celebrating Diversity – Can Europe Slow the American Cultural Juggernaut?

    Burnill-Maier, Claire

    Pages 25-38

  • Spending on culture is a solid investment

    Henze, Raphaela

    Pages 39-52

  • The Weak and the Strong Term “European Arts Project” – Potential and Lack of Self-Consciousness within Cultural Structures on the Continent

    Wolfram, Gernot

    Pages 53-61

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eBook $29.99
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Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-658-01920-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exporting Culture
Book Subtitle
Which role for Europe in a Global World?
Editors
  • Raphaela Henze
  • Gernot Wolfram
Copyright
2014
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-01921-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-01921-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-01920-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 155
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
Topics