ERIC Number: ED392678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
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The Structure of Cultural Life in Germany. Basis-Info: Cultural Life.
This paper explains how cultural life in Germany is shared through public funding and support. Since culture is commonly accepted by Germans to be vital to the psychic health of the nation, public funding of culture is not a controversial issue. The expression "cultural federalism" is frequently used to describe the way in which responsibility for cultural affairs is divided and shared between the various organs of the state. Through such fund-raisers as taxes, state-organized lotteries and license fees, each person in the country makes a substantial contribution to the annual cultural budget. The table of contents lists the following: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "The Notion of 'Cultural Life'"; (3) "The Culture Industry"; (4) "The Concept of Federalism in Germany"; (5) "Cultural Federalism in Germany"; (6) "The Tiers of Responsibility"; (7) "Cultural Rebuilding"; (8) "Cultural Competition"; (9) "Private Cultural Promotion"; (10) "Theater and Music"; (11) "The Visual Arts and Architecture"; (12) "Literature and Libraries"; (13) "Museums"; (14) "Film"; (15) "Broadcasting"; (16) "Monuments and Sites"; and (17) "Sources." (EH)
Descriptors: Arts Centers, Community Resources, Cultural Activities, Cultural Centers, Cultural Education, Cultural Enrichment, Culture, Exhibits, Foreign Countries, German Literature, Higher Education, Literature, Material Culture, Museums, Theater Arts, Theaters
Inter Nationes, Kennedyalle 91-103, D-53175 Bonn, Germany.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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