Cultural capital : the rise and fall of creative Britain / Robert Hewison.

Author
Hewison, Robert, 1943- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London ; New York : Verso, 2014.
Description
viii, 278 pages ; 24 cm

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"What was "Creative Britain"? Was it the "golden age" that Tony Blair vaunted in 2007, or a neoliberal nirvana? In the twenty-first century, culture--the visual and performing arts, museums and galleries, the creative industries--have become ever more important to governments, to the economy, and to how people live. Cultural historian Robert Hewison shows how, from Cool Britannia and the Millennium Dome to the Olympics and beyond, Creative Britain rose from the desert of Thatcherism only to fall into the slough of New Labour's managerialism"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
Introduction: 'A Golden Age' -- Under New Public Management -- Cool Britannia -- 'The Many Not Just the Few' -- The Amoeba-and Its Offspring -- 'To Hell with Targets' -- The Age of Lead -- Olympic Rings -- Just the Few, Not the Many -- Conclusion : What Next?
ISBN
  • 9781781685914 ((paperback))
  • 1781685916 ((paperback))
LCCN
2014026259
OCLC
879582527
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