Ghosts In the Machine: Women and Cultural Policy in Canada and Australia

Edited by Alison Beale and Annette Van Den Bosch

© 1998

Ghosts in the Machine provides a feminist analysis of cultural policy in Australia and Canada in the context of these countries' post-colonial histories, "modernization," and recent moves toward deregulation and privatization in the cultural sector. Australian and Canadian artists, arts administrators, community activists and researchers bring their own experience to bear on the relationship of gender to cultural planning, new media technologies, arts markets and women's careers, anti-racism, and official nationalism.

Contributors include Jennifer Barrett, Alison Beale, Monika Kin Gagnon, Annette Van Den Bosch, Elizabeth Gertsakis, Barbara Godard, Patricia Gillard, Andrea Hull, Brenda Longfellow, Andra McCartney and Deborah Stevenson.

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  • Page Count: 252 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 9.0in
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Ghosts in the Machine provides a feminist analysis of cultural policy in Australia and Canada in the context of these countries' post-colonial histories, ""modernization,"" and recent moves toward deregulation and privatization in the cultural sector.

Ghosts In the Machine: Women and Cultural Policy in Canada and Australia

Edited by Alison Beale and Annette Van Den Bosch

© 1998

Ghosts in the Machine provides a feminist analysis of cultural policy in Australia and Canada in the context of these countries' post-colonial histories, "modernization," and recent moves toward deregulation and privatization in the cultural sector. Australian and Canadian artists, arts administrators, community activists and researchers bring their own experience to bear on the relationship of gender to cultural planning, new media technologies, arts markets and women's careers, anti-racism, and official nationalism.

Contributors include Jennifer Barrett, Alison Beale, Monika Kin Gagnon, Annette Van Den Bosch, Elizabeth Gertsakis, Barbara Godard, Patricia Gillard, Andrea Hull, Brenda Longfellow, Andra McCartney and Deborah Stevenson.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 252 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Alison Beale is an Associate Professor in the School of Communications at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.



    Annette Van Den Bosch is an art historian with a Ph.D in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney. She is the Director of Graduate Programs in Arts Administration at the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria.

  • Table of contents

    Introduction: Australian and Canadian Cultural Policies: A Feminist Perspective
    Annette Van Den Bosch and Alison Beale

    Inside the Machine: The Development of Cultural Policy by Federal, State and Local Government
    Andrea Hull

    Feminist Speculations on Value: Culture in the Age of "Downsizing" 
    Barbara Godard

    Not a Woman Within Coo'ee: An Encounter with Cultural Policy on the Superhighway
    Patricia Gillard

    Waterfall: A Photo-text 
    Elizabeth Gertsakis

    Building Blocks: Recent Anti-racist Initiatives in the Arts
    Monika Kin Gagnon

    From Theory to Practice: Some Reflections on Cultural Planning in Australia
    Deborah Stevenson

    Community, Public, Audience: Complex and Critical Transactions
    Jennifer Barrett

    Gendering the Nation: Symbolic Stations in Canada and Quebec Film History
    Brenda Longfellow

    "Outside the Machine": Institutional Experiences and Strategies of Canadian Women Electroacoustic Composers 
    Andra McCartney

    Women Artists' Careers: Public Policy and the Market
    Annette Van Den Bosch

    Cultural Policy as a Technology of Gender
    Alison Beale