Living with instrumentalism: the academic commitment to cultural diplomacy

Carter, David (2015) Living with instrumentalism: the academic commitment to cultural diplomacy. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 21 4: 478-493. doi:10.1080/10286632.2015.1042470

Author Carter, David
Title Living with instrumentalism: the academic commitment to cultural diplomacy
Journal name International Journal of Cultural Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1477-2833
Publication date 2015-08-08
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10286632.2015.1042470
Open Access Status
Volume 21
Issue 4
Start page 478
End page 493
Total pages 16
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Get it at UQ Library(opens in a new window)| Export | Download | More... International Journal of Cultural Policy Volume 21, Issue 4, 8 August 2015, Pages 478-493 Living with instrumentalism: The academic commitment to cultural diplomacy (Article) Carter, D. School of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia View references (31) Abstract Despite the influence of cultural policy studies and other theoretical approaches ‘after critique’, the dominant paradigm across much of the humanities remains anti-governmental especially when ‘culture’ is the other term in the equation. This paper argues instead for a positive relationship between humanities academics/intellectuals and the governmental agendas of cultural diplomacy, and for ways of accommodating critical perspectives on both the concept of ‘the national interest’ and the instrumentalisation of culture. It examines the policy objectives of the Australian government’s main cultural diplomacy agencies together with practical examples from its bilateral bodies, in particular the Australia-China Council and its program of support for Australian Studies in China.
Keyword Australian government
Australian Studies
cultural diplomacy
public diplomacy
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Institutional Status UQ

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