The contributors to this volume use the Sensation exhibition as a springboard to analyze larger questions such as what authority the government has to withhold public funds; how to interpret the First Amendment; how to reflect the cultural and religious values of a diverse metropolitan area; and the ethical dilemmas of the relationship between museums and dealers in art.
Within the cultural sector, the humanities play a crucial role, if a largely underappreciated one. Yet by almost any measure, the humanities at the turn of the 21st century are suffering a major crisis brought on by a combination of demographic, economic, and technological changes. To respond to these challenges, new public policies are urgently needed.
Cultural *Policy* Studies?! *Cultural* Policy Studies?! Cultural Policy *Studies*?! A Guide for Perplexed Humanists
A Guide for Perplexed Humanists
Lawrence Rothfield, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago
Lawrence Rothfield, University of Chicago
Rothfield will discuss his new book, out from the University of Chicago Press in April 2009.