From counterculture in the 1960s to the punk eruption, from jazz to Northern Soul, culture and the arts can create and nurture political identities and preferences. But culture cannot lead politics if it is only the dominant group or elite who holds the means to produce and distribute culture.
This issue considers the relationship between culture, politics and economics; the role of culture in political movements and identity formation; and whether culture can be made accessible to everyone
- Editorial / Carys Roberts and Joshua Emden
- The arts class / Rhian E Jones
- The cultural policy puzzle/ Dave O’Brien
- Identity, displacement and destiny / Joshua Emden interviews Inua Ellams
- Memes, digital remix culture and (re)mediating British politics and public life / Francesca Sobande
- The joy of co-production / Jeremy Gilbert
- Transcending history / Lois Stone
- The UK’s ‘culture of aspiration’, and how the political class misunderstand it / Duncan Exley
- Kulturindustrie and the Green New Deal / David Adler
- A revolution of culture / Nahid Siamdoust
- Material sensitivity/ Ellie Barrett
- Breaking the Conservative-Labour duopoly / John Curtice
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