Australian Cultural Fields: National and Transnational Dynamics (ARC Discovery Project led by the University of Western Sydney) (2014–2016)
This interdisciplinary project investigates the shaping of Australian art, literary, media, sport, and heritage
fields, individually and collectively, by the changing national and transnational environment since the 1994
national cultural policy Creative Nation. Like Creative Nation, its primary focus is on the relation between
these fields and the nation, but also pays particular attention to the distinctive forms of cultural capital
associated within and across these fields, especially ethnic cultural divisions and the distinctive presence of
Indigenous culture. This project¿s empirical application and assessment of the concept of the `cultural field¿
will contribute to the international development of cultural theory.