Between the lines: locating critical theory at the intersection of trade and cultural policy in Canada

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dc.contributor.author Bergstrom, Heidi
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-22T00:11:00Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-22T00:11:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-12-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/10452
dc.description.abstract In the early 2000’s Canada and France were at the forefront of what appeared to be a counter-hegemonic movement in the rapid creation of the Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions at UNESCO to perceived US cultural hegemony at the World Trade Organization. However, the final Convention lacks the fundamental protections it set out to create and reinforces the commodification of culture and the promotion of cultural industries, rather than challenging commodification or supporting arts and culture. This thesis uses Marxian critical theories to interrogate the nature and form of the Canadian government’s involvement in the creation of the Convention and posits Gramscian evidence of the presence of behaviours of hegemony and resistance to hegemony, the formation of a Weltanschauung (common sense world view) led by organic intellectuals in civil society and demonstrates important instances of trasformismo (absorption of counter-hegemonic ideas) at work. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject cultural policy en_US
dc.subject international cultural policy en_US
dc.subject international trade law en_US
dc.subject UNESCO en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.title Between the lines: locating critical theory at the intersection of trade and cultural policy in Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Lawson, James Charles Barkley
dc.degree.department Department of Political Science en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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