Germany as Kulturnation

Identity in diversity?

Authored by: Wilfried van der Will , Rob Burns

The Routledge Handbook of German Politics & Culture

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415686860
eBook ISBN: 9781315747040
Adobe ISBN: 9781317600152


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This chapter addresses the nature and structure of contemporary cultural politics in Germany. Cultural politics is a field of political practice rarely analysed by scholars of cultural studies either in Germany or in English-speaking countries. 1 This is surprising, first, because culture, elite and popular, is gaining media attention relative to economics and politics; second, because of the extensive private sponsorship and support from the public purse that culture receives, not to mention the provision for administrative and policymaker posts throughout Germany at local, subregional, regional, state (Land), and Federal level; and third, because of the increasing cultural activity at all these levels, where individual, small-group, or grassroots initiatives find material support by the official administration and/or private foundations.

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