Performing Policy: How Contemporary Politics and Cultural Programs Redefined U.S. Artists for the Twenty-First Century

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This book demonstrates how and why a majority of US artists must now function as producers of their original works, as well as creators. The author shows how, over the span of 20 years, the USA's cultural policy sector radically redefined US artists' practices without cohesively articulating the expectations of artists' new role.
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Paul Bonin-Rodriguez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of Texas, Austin, USA. As a writer and performer, he researches the political origins and effects of contemporary arts and cultural policies and programs. His articles appear in Artivate: a Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Theatre Topics, and a forthcoming anthology on New WORLD Theater. His plays have been published in The Color of Theatre, Jump-Start Playworks, and Text and Performance Quarterly.

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Publisher
Springer
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Published on
Nov 11, 2014
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9781137356505
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / General
Performing Arts / General
Performing Arts / Theater / General
Political Science / General
Political Science / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
Political Science / Public Policy / General
Political Science / Public Policy / Social Policy
Social Science / Sociology / General
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