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Hewison, Robert, 1943–

Cultural capital : the rise and fall of creative Britain / Robert Hewison.

London ; New York : Verso, 2014.
Physical Description:
viii, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Reference Library
NX180.S6 H475 2014 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-265) and index.
"What was "Creative Britain"? Was it the "golden age" that Tony Blair vaunted in 2007, or a neoliberal nirvana? In the twenty-first century, culture--the visual and performing arts, museums and galleries, the creative industries--have become ever more important to governments, to the economy, and to how people live. Cultural historian Robert Hewison shows how, from Cool Britannia and the Millennium Dome to the Olympics and beyond, Creative Britain rose from the desert of Thatcherism only to fall into the slough of New Labour's managerialism"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
Arts and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Arts and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century.
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 1945-

  • Introduction: 'A Golden Age'
  • Under New Public Management
  • Cool Britannia
  • 'The Many Not Just the Few'
  • The Amoeba-and Its Offspring
  • 'To Hell with Targets'
  • The Age of Lead
  • Olympic Rings
  • Just the Few, Not the Many
  • Conclusion : What Next?