Vital Village

Development of Rural Areas as a Challenge for Cultural Policy

Edited by Wolfgang Schneider, Beate Kegler, and Daniela Koß

Transcript-Verlag

Vital Village

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Pub Date: July 2018

ISBN: 9783837639889

380 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Vital Village

Development of Rural Areas as a Challenge for Cultural Policy

Edited by Wolfgang Schneider, Beate Kegler, and Daniela Koß

Transcript-Verlag

Due to global processes of transformation and the social challenges posed by demographic change, rural areas increasingly demand attention from politics and the public sphere. The contributions in this volume demonstrate how in different European countries it is mainly the cultural players who offer suggestions for an organization of the changing forms of communal life that is keeping with the times. The arts in particular have proven to be able of providing fresh impetus and new insights. This compendium of theory and practice combines outcomes of studies in cultural policy, introduces exemplary models and thus constitutes a first attempt at determining the position of innovative cultural work in rural areas. All essays both in English and German.

About the Author

Wolfgang Schneider is the director of the Department of Cultural Policy of the University Hildesheim and holds the UNESCO-Chair in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development.

Beate Kegler is a research fellow at the Department of Cultural Policy of the University of Hildesheim. Her main research focus is cultural policy and cultural education for rural development.

Daniela Koß is a cultural studies specialist at the Foundation of the German state of Lower Saxony. She is responsible for the development and implementation of innovative culture funding programs.