Art and Society: Readings in the Sociology of the Arts
Arnold W. Foster, Judith R. Blau
SUNY Press, Jul 28, 1989 - Social Science - 513 pages
There is currently no reader in print that provides a broad ranging overview for an undergraduate course on the sociology of the arts or the sociology of culture. This book remedies this situation as it provides students with an overall understanding of the current issues, theoretical approaches, and substantive contributions in the sociology of the arts.
Included are chapters on the aesthetic meaning of art; the social and institutional production of art; the links among audiences, artists, and cultural organizations; tensions between artists and their bureaucratized working settings; the training and careers of artists; relations between art and society; and the dynamics of cultural change. In addition to section introductions, there is a comprehensive introduction to provide students with an understanding of the history of the field, its main theoretical currents, and also to provide them with an appreciation of the contributions to cultural studies by other disciplines, such as anthropology and history.
An extensive bibliography is also included in the reader, which was developed to assist students who wish to pursue research topics.
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IntroductionArnold W Foster
Without ArtAlicja Iwanska
in Modern SocietyCharles Simpson
Years AgoCharles W Hughes
Mass Class and the ReviewerKurt Lang
Patrons and GateKeepersSally Ridgeway
Artists and Their Social Networks
The Social Networks
Art and Society
The Evolutionary Taxonomy of Culture
German Parteilieder and Christian Hymns
Economic Correlates of Artistic CreativityVytautas Kavolis
Two Crises in
High Culture as Mass CultureJudith R Blau
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