JiscMail Logo
Email discussion lists for the UK Education and Research communities

Help for MECCSA Archives


MECCSA Archives

MECCSA Archives


MECCSA@JISCMAIL.AC.UK


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

MECCSA Home

MECCSA Home

MECCSA  September 2018

MECCSA September 2018

Options

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password

Subject:

Call for Abstracts - Deadline Approaching

From:

David Stevenson <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

David Stevenson <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 7 Sep 2018 20:14:57 +0100

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (59 lines)

DEADLINE APPROACHING

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
SPECIAL EDITION OF CULTURAL TRENDS 
SITUATING THE LOCAL IN GLOBAL CULTURAL POLICY 
Due for publication in September 2019

Editors: Victoria Durrer, Abigail Gilmore, Leila Jancovich & David Stevenson

Corresponding Editor: 
Dr David Stevenson 
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
[log in to unmask] 

From the growth of city regions to the calls for more localism, engaging with ‘the local’ has become an increasingly important part of cultural policy rhetoric in many countries. Yet despite apparent recognition that the practices of culture are always situated (and hence local), contemporary cultural policy research tends to privilege the national or international as the primary site at which cultural policy is enacted and thus, can be reformed. For all of its increasing use ‘the local’ remains abstract, seemingly deployed to legitimate activity that is of debatable benefit to the places and practices imagined by its invocation.   

In opposition to this arguably token localism, a body of work calls for greater recognition of the “situated cultural practices [and] internal logics, histories and structures” of particular places in the study of cultural policy (Gilmore, 2013, p. 86; see also Durrer, 2017). It draws on work that considers the ways in which local relationships and practices of policymaking, convergence, and transference negotiate and manage national and international policies (e.g. Stevenson et al, 2010; Wilson & Boyle, 2004; Johanson et al 2014). This work has been accompanied by growing rhetoric and advocacy for co-production and citizen-led as well as participatory governance structures (Jancovich, 2015). Attempts to build “adaptive capacity” or resilience among citizens (Pike, Dawley, & Tomaney, 2010) have adopted approaches from social learning (Collins & Ison, 2006) and public participation (Brodie, Cowling, & Nissen, 2009). Many welcome these potentially more democratic approaches and the possibility of a commons of cultural assets, infrastructure, resources and knowledge (Ostrom, 1990; Gonzales, 2014; Murphy & Stewart, 2017) 

But questions equally abound about the application and implications of such approaches. Some caution the weakening of local power and decision making by replacing governmental policy (either at a local or national scale) with a neo-liberal governance model, which actively reduces state responsibilities. It is argued that this approach might perpetuate uneven distribution of resources and instead places responsibility for development on already under resourced communities (Davodi & Madanipour, 2015; Mohan & Stokke, 2000). For example, within the UK contradictions and tensions are demonstrated through an evidenced reduction in the investment in local culture, despite a professed growing interest in and recognition of the local (CMS, 2016).
It appears evident that a better understanding of cultural policy at a local level is imperative to the development of the field. As such, this special edition of Cultural Trends will focus on better understanding how local cultural policy is practised and understood across a variety of locations. We are therefore interested in papers that attempt to re-situate and position the theories and practices of cultural policy making in local contexts (as opposed to the pre-dominant focus on national and international contexts). Proposal for papers may include empirical research, case studies, and theoretical work in this area, relating to:

•	cultural economies
•	the political economy of local cultural practice 
•	place-based initiatives 
•	local governance structures
•	collaborative and cooperative models for ownership and shared resources for cultural provision
•	community-led, citizen-engaged and / or participatory cultural policy making 
alternative models for decision-making processes including deliberative and participatory processes
•	financial distribution of cultural investment 
•	interpretations/definitions of culture in, by, and for policy 
•	the relationship between the local, the national, and the international 
•	the  relationship  between  the  informal  and  the  institutional  
•	the  relationship  between  government  and  governance.

We are keen to receive proposals from as wide a range of locations as possible   and are interested in approaches to cultural practice that are broad based including, but not limited to: parks, libraries, heritage, fine visual and performing arts, food, craft, voluntary and / or amateur arts, film, animation, digital culture, cultural assets: tangible and intangible (e.g. venues, networks).

Timeline:

•	Initial abstracts of between 300 – 500 words should be submitted to the corresponding editor ([log in to unmask]) by October 1st 2018 - accompanied with an 80 -100 word author(s) bio
•	By the 1st of November, the editors will shortlist a number of the abstracts and request that their authors write up the full paper
•	Full papers (of between 5000 & 6000 words including all references) should subsequently be submitted for peer review by March 18th 2019
•	On the basis of peer review six papers will be selected for inclusion in the special edition 

--------------------------------------------------------
MeCCSA mailing list
--------------------------------------------------------
To manage your subscription or unsubscribe from the MECCSA list, please visit:
https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=MECCSA&A=1
-------------------------------------------------------
MeCCSA is the subject association for the field of media, communication and cultural studies in UK Higher Education.

This mailing list is a free service and is not restricted to members. It is an unmoderated list and content reflect the views of those who post to the list and not of MeCCSA as an organisation.

MeCCSA recommends that the list be used only for posting of information (for example about events, publications, conferences, lectures) of interest to members or to promote discussion of current issues of wide general interest in the field. Posts to the MeCCSA mailing list are public, indexed by Google, and can be accessed from the JISCMail website (http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/meccsa.html).

Any messages posted to the list are subject to the JISCMail acceptable use policy, which states that users should avoid “engaging in unreasonable behaviour, or disrupting the general flow of discussion on a list.”

For further information, please visit: http://www.meccsa.org.uk/
--------------------------------------------------------

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

JiscMail Tools


RSS Feeds and Sharing


Advanced Options


Archives

September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998


JiscMail is a Jisc service.

View our service policies at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/policyandsecurity/ and Jisc's privacy policy at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/website/privacy-notice

Secured by F-Secure Anti-Virus CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager