Neue Texte - Part 16

posted by PP on 2005/12/19 12:45

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The latest issue of Policies for Culture InSIGHT features articles on the Cultural challenges of post communist Albania (by Fatos Lubonja) and presents the Arts in management in turbulent times, Informations due to the latest publication of Milena Dragicevic Sesic and Sanjin Dragojevic.
Abstract for Cultural challenges in post communist Albania by Fatos Lubonja:
This article will treat the present-day challenge of overcoming a heritage of totalitarian culture, developed during 50 years of isolation under one of the most severe communist regimes in the world, with which Albanian culture is currently presented. After 14 years of post communist transition, a deep crisis surrounding Albanian cultural identity still looms amid a chaotic cultural and moral environment. Albania's culture under communism was an instrument used for 50 years by the regime to wield power over and isolate the Albanian people. Unfortunately, this culture seemed (and, in fact, still seems) unable to provide Albanians with the tools needed to approach and adapt to their current reality created by the opening up of the country. This historically informed Albanian culture simply seems capable of recycling its old patriarchal, nationalist and communist traits in an attempt to function under the constraints of the new state, within new cultural boundaries and in its new relationship with the rest of the world.

Abstract for Arts management in turbulent times: Adaptable Quality Management by Milena Dragicevic Sesic and Sanjin Dragojevic:

Undertitled "Navigating the arts through the winds of change", this new book by two prominent cultural experts - active key contributors to the Policies for Culture programme since its very beginning - assesses the dramatic period of change affecting the cultural sector in Central, Eastern and South East Europe since the 1990s, and points the way towards greater organisational stability and operational success in arts management within these regions. If cultural organisations are to shape and develop cultural life in their respective countries, the book argues, both public and independent arts organisations need to be able to rely on strong organisational structures and sufficient management capacities. For this reason, strategic planning and increased proficiency in organisational development and management become key factors. Such planning and proficiency assist cultural organisations in exceptionally difficult environments to master successfully the many - often daunting - challenges they face.

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Seitenwechsel. Geschichten vom Fußball. Hgg. v. Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bohmann 2008, 237 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier)
Transcarpathica. Germanistisches Jahrbuch Rumänien 3-4/2004-2005. Hgg. v. Andrei Corbea-Hoisie u. Alexander Rubel. Bukarest/Bucuresti: Editura Paideia 2008, 336 pp.
[Die online-Fassung meines Einleitungsbeitrags "Thesen zur Bedeutung der Medien für Erinnerungen und Kulturen in Mitteleuropa" findet sich auf Kakanien revisited (Abstract / .pdf).]
Seitenweise. Was das Buch ist. Hgg. v. Thomas Eder, Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bundespressedienst 2010, 480 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier wie da, v.a. auch do. - und die Rezension von Ursula Reber findet sich hier [.pdf].)
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