Culture and Symbolic Production in the Valencian Community. A sectoral analysis and territorial implications.


In this paper we intend to present a description of the characteristics and position of a part of this diffuse set of symbolic production that is “culture”, understood in our case in a very restricted sense, and how it is distributed in the territory of the Valencian Community. In point 2 we try to approach the quantitative dimension of the phenomenon in terms of employment and income. In point 3, our analysis situates the territorial dimensions erga-intra (i.e. the hierarchy of local cultural systems within the Valencian Community), and erga extra (with respect to other territorial spaces in Spain). Subsequently, in points 4, 5 and 6 we try to describe the most characteristic features of the different cultural sectors in the Valencian Community, to move on to point 7 in which we offer an explanation of the role played by cultural policies in the configuration of these sectors. Finally, we offer some conclusions.

Journal Article Data de publicació 2002 Journal Arxius De Sociologia Volume 7 Pages 249-273