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Hylton, Richard (2007) The Nature of the Beast: Cultural Diversity and the Visual Arts Sector: A study of policies, initiatives and attitudes 1976-2006. Bath: ICIA, Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts.

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"The Nature of the Beast" sets out to explore the impact that cultural diversity policies and initiatives, within the publicly funded arts sector, have had on Black visual arts activity in England over the past four decades. Richard Hylton offers the reader a fascinating insight into the roles played by the protagonists, including the Greater London Council, Arts Council England, publicly funded galleries and arts organisations. Charting cultural diversity's various incarnations, from 'ethnic arts' in the late 1970s, 'black arts' in the 1980s, 'new internationalism' in the 1990s and 'culturally diverse arts' in the 21st century; Hylton's study considers how, despite such changes to nomenclature, overly benevolent and prescriptive attempts at inculcating cultural diversity within the visual arts today reprise much of the outmoded thinking dating back to the 1970s

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Department of the History of Art & Archaeology
ISBN: 9780861971367
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2022 09:47
Related URLs: ... em=3&category=6 (Author URL)
Funders: Other, Other

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