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dc.contributor.authorStevenson, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-01T11:44:40Z
dc.date.available2019-04-01T11:44:40Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-07
dc.identifier.citationStevenson, D. (2019) The cultural non-participant: Critical logics and discursive subject identities. Arts and the Market, 9 (1), pp. 50-64.en
dc.identifier.issn2056-4953en
dc.identifier.issn2056-4945
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/9665
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AAM-01-2019-0002
dc.descriptionDavid Stevenson - ORCID: 0000-0002-8977-1818 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8977-1818en
dc.descriptionThis is the author accepted version of the following article: Stevenson, D. (2019) The cultural non-participant: Critical logics and discursive subject identities. Arts and the Market, 9 (1), pp. 50-64, which has been published in final form at: https://doi.org/10.1108/AAM-01-2019-0002
dc.description.abstractThe existence of so-called non-participants are a cultural policy problem in the UK and beyond. Yet the very notion of a cultural non-participant seems nonsensical against the palpable evidence of lived experience. This paper aims to understand ‘who’ a cultural non-participant is by first comprehending ‘what’ the cultural non-participant is and why it exists. Drawing on primary data generated in the form of 40 in-depth qualitative interviews, this paper employs a discursive methodology to explore the critical logics (Howarth, 2010) that underlie the problem representation (Bacchi, 2009) of cultural non-participation and in particular the discursive subject identity of the cultural non-participant. Beginning with a discussion about how cultural non-participants are represented as socially deprived and hard to reach, the paper moves on to highlight how they are also presumed to lack knowledge and understanding about what they are rejecting. Their supposed flawed subjectivity is then contrasted with the desirable model of agency claimed by the cultural professionals who seek to change the cultural participation patterns of others. The paper concludes with a consideration of how the existence of the cultural non-participant subject identity limits the extent to which those labelled as such can meaningfully contribute to the field of cultural policy and obscures the extent to which such individuals are culturally disenfranchised.14 Because of the chosen research approach and the geographical limitations to the data generation, the research makes no claim to generalisability. Therefore, researchers are encouraged to test the discursive logics identified at alternative discursive sites. Practical Implications: This paper proposes a change in the language used by cultural professionals accompanied by changes in practice that abandoning the identity of the cultural non-participant would demand. This paper challenges a taken for granted assumption that cultural non-participants exist 'in the real'.en
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dc.format.extent50-64
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.ispartofArts and the Marketen
dc.subjectCultural Policyen
dc.subjectCultural Participationen
dc.subjectDiscourse Analysisen
dc.subjectNonparticipantsen
dc.subjectAudience Developmenten
dc.subjectOutreach and Engagementen
dc.titleThe cultural non-participant: Critical logics and discursive subject identitiesen
dc.typeArticleen
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dcterms.dateAccepted2019-03-27
dc.date.updated2019-06-14
dc.description.volume9
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rioxxterms.publicationdate2019-05-07
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qmu.authorStevenson, Daviden
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