Eleonora Belfioire is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University, UK. She has published extensively on cultural politics and policy, and particularly the place that notions of the ‘social impacts’ of the arts have had in British cultural policy discourses. For Palgrave she has published, with Oliver Bennett, The Social Impact of the Arts: An intellectual history (2008), she co-edited with Anna Upchurch a volume entitled Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and Markets (2013), and with Lisanne Gibson the volume entitled Histories of Cultural Participation, Values and Governance. More recently, her research has focused on researching the politics of cultural value, and she was Director of Studies of the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value (2013-5), and co-author of its final report, Enriching Britain: Culture, creativity and growth, published in February 2015.
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