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Peter Langmar: Cultural Sphere and Public Interest

Peter Langmar: Cultural Sphere and Public Interest

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Combining Free and Participatory Culture, Cultural Democracy and Critiques of Value Regimes to Rethink Policy, Artistic and Institutional Practices

ABSTRACT The thesis aims at a holistic and multidisciplinary redefinition of public interest in the cultural sphere, contextualised in the democratic and cosmopolitan era. The thesis reveals various problems and weaknesses of the cultural sphere by combining a wide variety of concepts and discourses such as critiques of: high and mass culture, aesthetics, monopolistic competition, hegemonic value and copyrights regimes. In other words the thesis merges the critiques of the oligopolistic actors, of the hegemonic copyright and value regimes of the cultural sphere. The argument is supported by case studies of two major French museums and of Joseph Beuys' practice. After review several critiques of the cultural sphere the research argues for tackling these issues in the spirit of cultural democracy, free culture and participatory culture. As our findings show these three notions can provide approaches to creating an 'ideal' cultural sphere. After redefining public interest, we will suggest how all stakeholders may reach these 'ideal' conditions. The suggestions are addressed to public bodies – including cultural and educational institutions, policy makers, public funding bodies – and cultural professionals. The thesis concludes, there is a clear need to open up a debate about cultural value in order to eliminate hegemonic value regimes. Recent copyright regimes, systems of public subsidy and cultural institutions do not serve the public interest. In order to possibly obtain a balanced, competitive and democratic cultural sphere, which promotes freedom of expression and cultural identity, active cultural participation is also indispensable. Finally the research explores the promise and possible ways of development of the online cultural sphere.

Combining Free and Participatory Culture, Cultural Democracy and Critiques of Value Regimes to Rethink Policy, Artistic and Institutional Practices

ABSTRACT The thesis aims at a holistic and multidisciplinary redefinition of public interest in the cultural sphere, contextualised in the democratic and cosmopolitan era. The thesis reveals various problems and weaknesses of the cultural sphere by combining a wide variety of concepts and discourses such as critiques of: high and mass culture, aesthetics, monopolistic competition, hegemonic value and copyrights regimes. In other words the thesis merges the critiques of the oligopolistic actors, of the hegemonic copyright and value regimes of the cultural sphere. The argument is supported by case studies of two major French museums and of Joseph Beuys' practice. After review several critiques of the cultural sphere the research argues for tackling these issues in the spirit of cultural democracy, free culture and participatory culture. As our findings show these three notions can provide approaches to creating an 'ideal' cultural sphere. After redefining public interest, we will suggest how all stakeholders may reach these 'ideal' conditions. The suggestions are addressed to public bodies – including cultural and educational institutions, policy makers, public funding bodies – and cultural professionals. The thesis concludes, there is a clear need to open up a debate about cultural value in order to eliminate hegemonic value regimes. Recent copyright regimes, systems of public subsidy and cultural institutions do not serve the public interest. In order to possibly obtain a balanced, competitive and democratic cultural sphere, which promotes freedom of expression and cultural identity, active cultural participation is also indispensable. Finally the research explores the promise and possible ways of development of the online cultural sphere.

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THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PARISDEPARTMENT OF GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONSMASTER OF ARTS IN GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS
THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FORTHE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS IN GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS
CULTURAL SPHERE AND PUBLIC INTEREST
Combining Free and Participatory Culture, CulturalDemocracy and Critiques of Value Regimes to RethinkPolicy, Artistic and Institutional Practices v1.1
Péter Bálint Langmár 
Langmár Péter Bálint / Peter Langmar 
peter [DOT] langmar [AT] gmail [DOT] com- Paris, March 31
th
, 2011 -
 
THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PARISMASTER OF ARTS INGLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS THESISOFPÉTER BÁLINT LANGMÁR
Langmár Péter Bálint / Peter Langmar 
Thesis director, the committee members, and the head of the Master’s ProgramAPPROVED:Thesis Director:Julie ThomasCommittee member:Yudhishthir Raj Isar Program Director:Waddick DoyleDate:March 31
th
, 2011
 
STATEMENT OF AUTHENTICITY
I have read AUP’s policies on plagiarism andcertify that the content of this thesis entitled
CULTURAL SPHERE AND PUBLIC INTEREST Combining Free and Participatory Culture, Cultural Democracy and Critiques of ValueRegimes to Rethink Policy, Artistic and Institutional Practices v1.0 
is all my own work and does not contain anyunacknowledged work from any other sources.Number of words: 32.000Signature:Date:March 31
th
, 2011

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