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Cultural Policy and Industries of Identity

Québec, Scotland, & Catalonia

  • The primary market for this project would be academics and students who have a keen interest in the fields of cultural policy studies and cultural studies

  • Wider appeal to scholars whose research interests are focused on identity, nationalism, and/or globalization

  • Offers potential practitioner usage to cultural associations and arts organizations such as the Canadian Council for the Arts or the Arts Consulting Group

  • Provides in depth and up-to-date analyses of cultural policies in Québec, Scotland, and Catalonia


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Devin Beauregard
    Pages 19-49
  3. Devin Beauregard
    Pages 79-110
  4. Devin Beauregard
    Pages 111-137
  5. Devin Beauregard
    Pages 139-172
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-223

About this book


This book explores the cultural policies of sub-states with strong nationalist inclinations–in particular, Québec, Scotland, and Catalonia–and their trend, in recent years, towards promoting and supporting the cultural industries as a means of not just preserving their respective cultural identities, but of growing them. This represents a paradigm shift from the traditional discourse around cultural policy, which often posits that concepts of identity fall under the purview of heritage institutions and organizations, not that of industries. Drawing on the work of Boltanski and Thévenot—notably, their economies of worth framework—this book develops a typological analysis of cultural policy. Specifically, this book seeks to fill a gap in the cultural policy and cultural studies literature where identity and the cultural industries are concerned, expanding on the role of the cultural industries in the development of identity and the implications it has for cultural policy. 


Cultural identity nationalism cultural industry cultural policy politics of autonomy globalization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of OttawaOttawa, ONCanada

About the authors

Devin Beauregard is Doctor of Public Administration from the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, CA. His postdoctoral work has focused on cultural policy in the digital age and cultural policy as it relates to minorities and minority cultures.

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