Cultural Studies and Europe
Cultural Studies and Employment
Immeasurable riches have accumulated in Europe from which all the primary
needs of people could be more than satisfied. However much has still to
be done in this area to achieve a social accord. Favourable conditions
exist for such an accord at the moment.
One of the central problems, which is also recognised by the European
Union, is that there are millions of unemployed in Europe and at the same
time a multiplicity of new fields of work - in the cultural area as well.
In this context broad areas of research can be expected to open up for
cultural studies. These will bring with them new areas of work, new work
structures, new ways for interest groups to represent themselves, and transformation
of the organisational framework. Transnational aspects need to be given
special emphasis here: cross-border art forms, cross-border forms of communication
and distribution, cross-border participation in democratic decision-making.
In this way a solid basis can be achieved on which the economy, the
unions, political representatives and the public can shape future processes.
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