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Aligning communication, cultural and media studies research and scholarship with industry and policy : Australian instances

Cunningham, Stuart D. (2010) Aligning communication, cultural and media studies research and scholarship with industry and policy : Australian instances. Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy, pp. 13-19.

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This article reflects on aspects of what is claimed to be the distinctiveness of Australian communication, cultural and media studies, focusing on two cases – the cultural policy debate in the 1990s, and the concept of creative industries in the 2000s – and the relations between them, which highlight the alignment of research and scholarship with industry and policy and with which the author has been directly involved. Both ‘moments’ have been controversial; the three main lines of critique of such alignment of research and scholarship with industry and policy (its untoward proximity to tenets of the dominant neo-liberal ideology; the evacuation of cultural value by the economic; and the possible loss of critical vocation of the humanities scholar) are debated.

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ID Code: 39386
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: This article was also presented at the 2010 ICA Conference, Singapore, 23 June 2010 (http://www.icahdq.org/conferences/2010/)
Keywords: mass media - australia, communication - research, cultural policy, Australian media studies, cultural and media studies
ISSN: 1329-878X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Communications and Media Policy (160503)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Stuart Cunningham
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2011 10:58
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:27

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