Multiculturalism and Public Arts Policy by David Pankratz

By David Pankratz

The inspiration of public aid for the humanities is being challenged. Multiculturalism has been proposed as a important and helpful aim of public arts coverage; even if it's going to be is explored for the 1st time during this ebook. problems with cultural pluralism, the kin of paintings and tradition, justice and affirmative motion, and creative worth are offered as crucial issues of dialogue in making judgements relating public help of the humanities. This ebook might be of curiosity to execs and academics within the arts, public coverage, arts administration, and schooling. Its specialize in multiculturalism and its research of easy suggestions with regards to well timed problems with public arts coverage make it a different contribution.

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One is the theory of values adhered to by positivism, a theory that underhes its value neutrality and the dichotomy of facts and values in the process of policy inquiry. 4 As subjective commitments, therefore, value judgments contain no truth content that can be verified by scientific inquiry. " Another issue surrounding the practice of policy analysis as science is its place within democratic politics. Many theorists have portrayed the role of the policy sciences in a democracy in almost visionary terms.

Pankratz and Valerie B. , The Future of the Arts: Public Policy and Arts Research (New York: Praeger, 1990), p. 211. 53. See Richard A. Peterson, "From Impresario to Arts Administrator: Formal Accountability in Cultural Organizations," in Paul J. , Nonprofit Enterprise in the Arts: Studies in Mission and Constraint (New York: Oxford University Press, 1986). 54. See, for example, Kevin V. Mulcahy, "The Rationale for Pubhc Culture," in Kevin V. Mulcahy and C. , Public Policy and the Arts (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1982); and Dick Netzer, The Subsidized Muse: Public Support for the Arts in the United States (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1978).

45. 24. Raymond Wilhams, "Culture and Civilization," p. 275. 25. Ibid. 26. For a discussion of this feature of the concept "art," see Morris Weitz, The Opening Mind (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977). 27. Richard Pratte, Pluralism in Education: Conflict, Clarity, and Commitment (Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1979), p. 149. 28. Ibid. 29. , p. 150. 30. Talcott Parsons, "Some Theoretical Considerations on the Nature and Trends of Change of Ethnicity," in Nathan Glazer and Daniel P.

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