Cultural diversity

Publications and Studies

Politiques et pratiques de la culture

French publisher La documentation française recently released Politiques et pratiques de la culture (Cultural Policy and Practices). It explains the inspiration for the 304 page work—edited by Philippe Poirrier and part of its Notices collection—as follows: “France’s culture ministry turned a symbolic 50 in 2009, paving the way for a series of far-reaching reforms . . . Given the current pace of change in the cultural sphere, these administrative changes regularly call into question the role of public cultural policy. The study of public cultural policy and practices from a perspective that is not only institutional but also historical, sociological, and economic spurs the debate on what sets France’s cultural model apart. Each volume in the Notices collection contains contributions from leading experts for a comprehensive and well-documented tour of a major area of public action.”