The research explicates and describes the conceptual and empirical basis of the transformation of cultural policies in contemporary society. The main purpose is to analyze the influence of new types of political programs elaborated for intensive development of cultural and creative industries on the reevaluation of cultural capital in sustainable development of society. The conclusions of the research raise the question concerning the necessity of the construction of a relevant social theory to describe new types of cultural policies in the XXI century.
The author examines the role of cultural resources and ways of its substantiation in the programs of cultural policies. The scrutiny of the latter provides the basis for revealing the factors of recognition of the role of cultural capital in socio-economic development. In fact, the formation of cultural and creative industries contributed to the actualization of the economic value of culture. Subsequently, attention was expanded to the multidimensional nature and value of cultural capital, which raised the issue concerning the necessity to overcome the dominance of the economic approach to cultural resources.
As a result, all explored items on the agenda and the context of their research create a wide field for the elaboration of new types of cultural policy. Consequently, philosophy and sociology face a challenge to prepare a value-normative and conceptual framework for political programs, analytical schemes and indicators of sustainable cultural development. The processes of the construction of new social structures force the reformulation of programs of cultural policy in terms of a relevant social theory.
|Keywords:||Cultural Capital, Creative Industries, Cultural Policy, Social Theory|
Postgraduate Student, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
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