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By Nicholas Stevenson

`Culture' and `citizenship' are of the main hotly contested ideas within the social sciences. What are the relationships among them? This ebook explores the problems of inclusion and exclusion, the marketplace and coverage, rights and duties, and the definitions of voters and non-citizens. major issues investigated within the numerous chapters contain: cultural democracy; intersubjectivity and the subconscious; globalization and the kingdom nation; eu citizenship; and the discourses on cultural coverage.

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Restrictions to these forms of acquisition are quantiWable, making it possible to arrive at quantitative and qualitative distinctions or judgements on the basis of who is excluded or included in divergent modes of cultural consumption and production. Since social actors need audiences and vice versa, cultural participation could encompass both forms of cultural competency, that is the citizen is both subject and agent of cultural life. On this basis, it should be possible to create indices which could be constructed to measure to what extent location, education, social class, gender, race and linguistic knowledge stand in the way of full access to and participation in either the high or low cultural spheres of any particular state or society.

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Although Kartashkin notes the general importance of cultural rights in various universal declarations of rights, he does not suYciently problematize either the idea of cultural identity or cultural rights as such. While both Kartashkin and Prott raise the diYcult question of heritage in terms of ownership and cultural decolonization, they do not connect cultural rights to those aspects of cultural policy relating to media formats and communication systems. Electronic Democracy This traditional debate over cultural imperialism and cultural rights, which we might see as an extension of the nineteenth-century liberal debate over conscience and individual freedoms in a mass society, has been in recent years transformed by the revolution of communication media and information production and distribution systems.

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