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Publication Report - Rethinking Culture - FINAL

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Publication Report - Rethinking Culture - FINAL This Discussion Paper seeks to serve as a provocation in “Rethinking Culture” and will seek to do three things in particular: (1) identify some of the key themes in contemporary cultural policy globally and regionally and interrogate their relevance to African and South African conditions; (2) make recommendations for core cultural policies that are most relevant to the material, political, social and cultural conditions of South Africa, especially to the paradigm of “development”; and, (3) be accessible to a wide audience including non-academic cultural activists, creative practitioners, government policy makers and others who may not have the time, inclination or resources to undertake extensive research and reading, but who require sufficient information and perspectives to consider – and perhaps be persuaded - by this document’s key arguments.
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