THE ECOLOGY OF CULTURE

A report commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) Cultural Value Project which argues that the UK’s ‘cultural ecology’ is intensively interlinked, with many strengths, but also points of vulnerability. The report covers a wide variety of cultural forms, including the visual arts, dance, fashion, choral music, popular music, and film.

Victoria in particular likes this resource as it was one of the main parts of her PhD!

Culture is often discussed as an economy, but it is better to see it as an ecology, because this viewpoint offers a richer and more complete understanding of the subject. Seeing culture as an ecology is congruent with cultural value approaches that take into account a wide range of non-monetary values.
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