Connecting Arts and Place

Cultural Policy and American Cities

  • Eleonora Redaelli

Part of the Sociology of the Arts book series (SOA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Eleonora Redaelli
    Pages 1-19
  3. Eleonora Redaelli
    Pages 49-84
  4. Eleonora Redaelli
    Pages 189-201
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-239

About this book


In this book, Eleonora Redaelli investigates the arts in American cities, providing insight into urban cultural policy discourse through the lens of space. By unpacking the ways in which scholars and policymakers account for geographic configuration and spatial relation, this monograph presents a unique approach to the arts and public policy.

Redaelli analyses five main concepts of the international discourse in cultural policy — cultural planning, cultural mapping, creative industries, cultural districts and creative placemaking — highlighting how each of them contributes to the understanding of how the arts connect with place. Employing a selection of American cities as case, this book is an essential contribution to our understanding of cultural policy and its effects. It will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, public policy, urban studies, arts management and cultural studies.


Cultural policy Community practice Creativity Aesthetics Americans for the Arts Cultural districts Urban development

Authors and affiliations

  • Eleonora Redaelli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OregonEugeneUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05338-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05339-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2569-1414
  • Series Online ISSN 2569-1406
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