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Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere [electronic resource].

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780415587303Publication details: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011.ISBN:
  • 9781136738586
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Festivals and the Cultural Public SphereDDC classification:
  • 394.26
LOC classification:
  • GT3930.F483 2011
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Contents:
Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Introduction; 1 Urban festivals and the cultural public sphere: Cosmopolitanism between ethics and aesthetics; 2 Between tradition, vision and imagination: The public sphere of literature festivals; 3 Art biennales and cities as platforms for global dialogue; 4 Festivals and the geography of culture: African cinema in the 'world space' of its public; 5 The cultural public sphere - a critical measure of public culture?; 6 Festivals, local and global: Critical interventions and the cultural public sphere
7 International festivals in a small country: Rites of recognition and cosmopolitanism8 Festivalization, cosmopolitanism and European culture: On the sociocultural significance of mega-events; 9 Festival spaces, green sensibilities and youth culture; 10 Cannes: A French international festival; 11 'Space is the Place': The global localities of the Sónar and WOMAD music festivals; Conclusion: On the cultural significance of arts festivals; Index;
Summary: Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere provides the first major social scientific study of these festivals in the wake of their explosion in popularity over the past decade. It explores the cultural significance of contemporary arts festivals from their location within the cultural public sphere, examining them as sites for contestation and democratic debate, and also identifying them as examples of a particular aesthetic cosmopolitanism.The book approaches contemporary festivals as relatively autonomous social texts that need interpretation and contextualisation. This perspective, combined
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Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Introduction; 1 Urban festivals and the cultural public sphere: Cosmopolitanism between ethics and aesthetics; 2 Between tradition, vision and imagination: The public sphere of literature festivals; 3 Art biennales and cities as platforms for global dialogue; 4 Festivals and the geography of culture: African cinema in the 'world space' of its public; 5 The cultural public sphere - a critical measure of public culture?; 6 Festivals, local and global: Critical interventions and the cultural public sphere

7 International festivals in a small country: Rites of recognition and cosmopolitanism8 Festivalization, cosmopolitanism and European culture: On the sociocultural significance of mega-events; 9 Festival spaces, green sensibilities and youth culture; 10 Cannes: A French international festival; 11 'Space is the Place': The global localities of the Sónar and WOMAD music festivals; Conclusion: On the cultural significance of arts festivals; Index;

Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere provides the first major social scientific study of these festivals in the wake of their explosion in popularity over the past decade. It explores the cultural significance of contemporary arts festivals from their location within the cultural public sphere, examining them as sites for contestation and democratic debate, and also identifying them as examples of a particular aesthetic cosmopolitanism.The book approaches contemporary festivals as relatively autonomous social texts that need interpretation and contextualisation. This perspective, combined