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Culture, Associations and Public Institutions

Code 13017
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cultura
Entry requirements N/A
Learning outcomes -To give the students knowledge and analytical instruments on cultural associations in Portugal, whether in its historical and present dimensions;
-To show the resistance role played by cultural associations during the “New State” dictatorship;
-To show the importance of volunteerism for the making of associations;
-To show the importance of cultural associations for social and political promotion;
-To give instruments to identify and analyze cultural policies and institutions;
-To contribute to map cultural associations in Portugal.
At the end of this unit, students should be apt to identify potential developments of cultural policies and to contribute, by action, to create new cultural associations.
Syllabus 1. Associations and cultural associations;
1.1 Forms of cultural associations;
1.2 History of cultural associations;
1.3 Cultural associations and democracy;
1.4 Cooperatives;
2. Culture and public policies;
2.1 State public policies;
2.2 Non-state public policies;
3. Public institutions and cultural policies;
3.1. Local level;
3.2. Regional level;
3.3 National level;
3.4 International level;
4. Cultural associations in Portugal;
4.1 Contributions to a mapping.
Main Bibliography Cowen, T. (2004), Creative Destruction: How Globalization is Changing the World’s Cultures. Princeton: PU Press
European Agenda for Culture (2014), Report on the Role of Public Arts and Cultural Institutions in the Promotion of Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue
Hartley, J., Potts, J., Cunningham, S., Flew, T., Keane, M. & Banks-Key, J. (2012), Key Concepts in Creative Industries. Londres: Sage
Jacobs, M. D. e Hanrahan, N. W. (2005), The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture. Malden: Blackwell
Melo, D. (2010), A Cultura Popular no Estado Novo. Lisboa: Angelus Novus
Posner, R. (2001), Public Intellectuals: A Study of Decline. Cambridge: Harvard U.P
Storey, J. (2009), Cultural Theory and Popular Culture. Abingdon: Routledge
Viegas, J. M. L. (1986), “Associativismo e dinâmica cultural”. Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas
Vestheim, G. (ed.) (2015), Cultural Policy and Democracy. Abingdon: Routledge
Xavier, J. B. (2016), A Cultura na Vida de Todos os Dias. Porto Editora
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria 1 - The evaluation system values a logic of "continuous evaluation", contemplating three criteria:
- an individual assessment, with a weighting of 50%;
- A group assessment, with a weighting of 40%;
- Active participation in classes, including dimensions such as participation in the debates and contribution to the discussion of the topics, with a weighting of 10%.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-05-14

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