Humanities and the Political Process

By:
Dr. Robert Earl Fidoten
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In most nations the humanities require a base of financial support from government, or government related organizations as a basis of funding. Thus the political structure, and its cultural attitudes and proclivities, are most influential in determining where the funding is directed. Yet politicians are poorly equipped, or for that matter, interested in humanities, or for that matter, cultural life. This paper addresses recent cultural attitudes of the United States government by examining what is selected, or not selected, for funding and support. Statements, actions, and financial support as well as "political taste preferences" are examined and analyzed.


Keywords: Political Process and Humanities, Political Process and Cultural Life
Stream: Political Science, Politics
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Robert Earl Fidoten

Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Slippery Rock University
USA

Dr Fidoten has worked in U.S. industry in research and information systems management for nearly 40 years. Following "retirement" he entered the academic world teaching courses in "The Communication Age and Issues in Communication Technology". He has presented paper the 2004 and 2005 Hawaii International Conference in the Arts and Humanities, and the 2004 Humanities Conference held in Prato, Italy. He has co-authored chapters in the last 3 editions Communication Technology Update.

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