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Dirty Work


Warren, A, Dirty Work, NiTRO, (15 November) (2019) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Is engagement a dirty word? Itís one of the dirtiest words I know. Like many words that have come before it (synergy, impact, interaction), it has been taken up as a buzzword, stretched to such levels of generalised abstraction it can stand for almost anything. As scholars such as Bishop (2012), Harvie (2013), and Alston (2016) have argued, the neoliberal turn in arts policy has sought to instrumentalise aesthetic and cultural projects toward the provision of social welfare and cultivation of more individualistic, entrepreneurial spectatorship.

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Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:engagement, policy, research
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing arts
Research Field:Drama, theatre and performance studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The performing arts
UTAS Author:Warren, A (Dr Asher Warren)
ID Code:136107
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Theatre
Deposited On:2019-12-02
Last Modified:2019-12-20

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