Benjamin Ramm

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pp. 31-39

Print Length

8 pages

3. The Meaning of the Public in an Age of Privatisation

  • Benjamin Ramm (author)
The New Right speaks of the private realm as the abode of meaning. This essay explores how this attack on the value of shared culture has impoverished citizens, by robbing them of a vocabulary with which to makes sense of the world. The neoliberal concept of 'private persons, public consumers' has little time for public memory - a context in which museums take on radical new meaning.


Benjamin Ramm