Introduction: Problematizing Culture in a Global Era



The introduction chapter sets the stage for the rest of the volume. The book asks the following questions: What sets the cultural policies of sub-states apart from their majority counterparts? Do their cultural policies (and culturally significant policies) evidence a certain form, structure, or approach that helps distinguish them from the approaches of other (often majoritarian) cultures? With these questions in mind, the introduction briefly outlines the intent and purpose of the book and introduces the rationale for exploring these questions through the cases of Québec, Scotland, and Catalonia. This chapter also discusses the book’s application of Boltanski and Thévenot’s economies of worth framework.


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