Ghosts In the Machine: Women and Cultural Policy in Canada and Australia
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.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 252 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 9.0in
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
Feminist Speculations on Value: Culture in the Age of "Downsizing"
Not a Woman Within Coo'ee: An Encounter with Cultural Policy on the Superhighway
Waterfall: A Photo-text
Building Blocks: Recent Anti-racist Initiatives in the Arts
Monika Kin Gagnon
From Theory to Practice: Some Reflections on Cultural Planning in Australia
Community, Public, Audience: Complex and Critical Transactions
Gendering the Nation: Symbolic Stations in Canada and Quebec Film History
"Outside the Machine": Institutional Experiences and Strategies of Canadian Women Electroacoustic Composers
Women Artists' Careers: Public Policy and the Market
Annette Van Den Bosch
Cultural Policy as a Technology of Gender
Subjects and Courses