The State and Culture in 20th Century France

Original title: L’Etat et la culture en France au XXe siecle

Author: Poirrier, Philippe

Publication Date:

2009

Pages:

250

Original language and publisher

Territories Handled

Worldwide excl. French

Genre

History

The State and Culture in 20th Century France

Original title: L’Etat et la culture en France au XXe siecle

Author: Poirrier, Philippe

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HISTORY

The strong implication of State in these cultural fields is often shown as a French peculiarity. For one decade, the set of themes of the “cultural State” is feeding in many ways a critic of the cultural policy. The 20th century shows a growing intervention of the authorities. Philippe Poirrier insists on the fact that the “cultural State” is the consequence of a long and faltering historical sedimentation. State is not the only actor of a history that shows the growing implication of the authorities. The result is an unquestionable homogenization of the cultural supplies on the whole national territory within the scope of a mixed cultural economy.