Participation in cultural life - the French way
Audience engagement is a contextual and often contingent process. It is defined by wider politicl disocurses and agendas and Élargir la participation à la vie culturelle makes this very clear. Publication sets audience engagement practices in relation to various cultural policies from the post-was democratisation to recent culture-led development policies.
Apart from being a good overview of these relations from the French perspective, it shines even more in the way it presents case studies - critical, detailed analysis of each of the 20 projects makes it clear how challenging, limiting and even contradicting can the work on audience engagement be. If you're a French reader, don't miss it!