Public Stories, Private Lives: The Importance of Stories to 'Middle Australia'

Julia de Roeper

Abstract


It is argued that the public stories which people access through theatre, film, books, television and other media frequently have a profound impact on their private lives. The personal and social influence of public stories has wide-ranging implications in areas including education, employment and social welfare. It is argued that this impact should be considered when determining government arts policy and the arts and cultural management response, both of which are currently dominated by the economic paradigm.

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Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management; ISSN 1449-1184
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