(but see Smith, 2014c).
This chapter completes the in-depth studies of Part II. I have fathomed particular examples of inter-civilisational engagement. My survey includes oceanic civilisations, the Oceanian civilisation, Latin American movements of
political and culturalengagements and, finally, Japan’s exceptional encounter
with the West and instances of political and culturalengagement that ensued.
I have examined, to varying degrees in all cases, the four dimensions of inter-
civilisational engagement to support my critical synthesis of the illuminating
this global system, seek to frame their work in
more comparative and contrastive studies. Chapters
One and Two offer sweeping examinations of
Britons’ culturalengagement with the indigenous peoples they
encountered in their empire, through accounts that between them show
markedly different attitudes toward colonial peoples. Philippa Levine’s
chapter relates British representations of
of the historical provenance of the precious items from overseas that
now constitute the global collections in British museums. Among the arts
researchers, curators and educators in that gathering, controversies
about high and low culture, pushpin or poetry, the ancients and the
moderns, were forgotten or unmentionable in the demonstration of an
open-minded celebration of culturalengagement
tensions and leaves you, the reader,
with questions around teaching, learning, research, knowledge and community
culturalengagement in the contemporary university to explore. Our discussion
is not intended to be an exhaustive summary – and we ourselves do not always
have the answers to our own questions – but rather to provide a sketchmap of
query, reflection and meaning-making that interacts with the contributors’ ideas
and endeavours, as well as with past and contemporary aesthetic, adult education,
lifelong learning and higher education discourses.
Filth (2006), reminded at least some readers of Britain’s
history with Hong Kong. As we have seen, though, much of the British
culturalengagement with Hong Kong had long since ceased to be
distinctly ‘British’, well before the Handover. Even if
newspapers routinely included the obligatory phrase ‘the former
British colony’ in most stories about Hong Kong, it was not
uncommon for commentators to treat
is a way to address some of the unequal patterns of culturalengagement. We discuss these in Chapter 4 .
The social view of health allows the report to take in a wide range of health effects. It looks across the life course from birth to old age and death, and at place and community level effects. It has a broad view of culture, citing the theorists Raymond Williams 30 and Pierre Bourdieu 31 to establish an anthropological take on culture grounded in culturalengagement and experience. It is similar to Understanding the Value of Arts & Culture .
south of the United States, yet vitally enriched by many traditions. The neglect
of Latin America’s multi-civilisational history was not only the sin of Europeans.
The post-revolutionary technocratic state in Mexico was fanatically positivist. Its
investment in positivism left the state unreceptive to the many civilisational identities and influences that formed Mexico. His preference was culturalengagement.
Reyes responded to the aftermath of the 1910 revolution with caution, asserting culture over violence and
totally unrepresentative of the patterns of culturalengagement in the working-class population.
The remaining chapters explain these inequalities by analysing key points in the life course of a cultural worker. They also continue the themes we’ve introduced earlier in the book.
Chapter 5 discusses the role of culture in our cultural workers’ childhoods. It shows the role of individualisation of inequalities, along with the problem of seemingly shared experiences.
Many of the patterns of inequalities we’ve seen in production and consumption begin in childhood
desires. In this objective, this pioneering scholarly volume aims to be
suggestive rather than comprehensive or exhaustive, hoping to lay some
necessary and valuable groundwork for future scholarship. While death is
always, as Webster Goodwin and Bronfen rightly underscore,
misrepresented, as it is ultimately unknowable ( 1993 : 19), culturalengagements with this complex and
multifaceted subject that possesses aspects
reduction and a sense of wellbeing.
In the UK, the AHRC report Understanding the Value of Arts and Culture (Crossick and Kaszynska, 2016 ) set out to explore how people benefited from culturalengagement. In line with other such research projects (Merli, 2002 ), the AHRC report focused largely on participatory arts to make the case that participation engendered feelings of wellbeing, empathy and reflection, as well as encouraging civic engagement. In an Irish context, John O’Hagan ( 2016 ) has also considered the societal benefits of state expenditure on the