Comparing Cultural Policy: A Study of Japan and the United States by Joyce ZemansComparing Cultural Policy: A Study of Japan and the United States by Joyce Zemans

Comparing Cultural Policy: A Study of Japan and the United States

byJoyce Zemans, Archie Kleingartner, Margaret J. Wyszomirski


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There is among many nations a growing awareness that the arts and culture have an important role to play in forming the image that nations hold of themselves and that they convey in the international arena. At the same time, increased pressure on the public purse, new trade environments, and the revolution in communications technology are forcing the reexamination of cultural policy objectives and strategies for achieving those objectives in countries throughout the world. This book, based on the research and expertise of practitioners and scholars in the field of cultural policy, provides a broadly based cross-cultural analysis of policy in two countries with very different cultural traditions. The authors move beyond cultural boundaries to define 'art' and 'culture,' explore the role of cultural policies in a nation's cultural development, and evaluate policy effectiveness and relevance. Case studies of organizations in art, music, dance, and drama, in both the United States and Japan, examine the elements that contribute to effective arts management and policy-making. Arts managers, cultural policy-makers, researchers, practitioners, and educators will find this an excellent resource that provides valuable teaching materials in the field of cultural policy and facilitates cross-cultural learning about arts management.
Joyce Zemans: Schuich School of Business Archie Kleingartner: UCLA Margaret J. Wyszomirski: Ohio State University Michihiro Watanabe: Showa University of Music
Title:Comparing Cultural Policy: A Study of Japan and the United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.04 × 6.18 × 0.61 in

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ISBN - 10:0761989382

ISBN - 13:9780761989387

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Table of Contents

chapter 1 Joyce Zemans and Archie Kleingartner, Preface chapter 2 Archie Kleingartner, introduction: Background of the Project chapter 3 Joyce Zemans, A Comparative Overview chapter 4 Michihiro Watanabe, Background on Cultural Policies and Programs in Japan chapter 5 Margaret J Wyszomirski, Background on Cultural Policies and Programs in the U.S. Archie Kleingartner, Introduction to the Case Studies chapter 6 Akira Neki, Archie Kleingartner, Kate Winegar, Midori Himeno, Akitoshi Edagawa, Emiko Kakiuchi, and Shigeru Yamato, Case Study: Opera chapter 7 Gerald D. Yoshimoto, Hideo Moriya, Kazuko Sato, Sachico Koike, and Yui Suzuki, Case Study: Presenting Organizations chapter 8 Joyce Zemans and Archie Kleingartner, Postscript: A Look to the Future chapter 9 References chapter 10 About the Contributors chapter 11 Index

Editorial Reviews

For researches and people interested in the arts and the economics of funding, this book provides an interesting comparison of how government and the private sector support cultural activities in Japan and the United States. Comparing Cultural Policy is quite detailed and covers an immense area including history, government policy, economics and art...I would recommend this book as one of value to anyone studying cultural management.