The Rules of Art: Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field
Written with verve and intensity (and a good bit of wordplay), this is the long-awaited study of Flaubert and the modern literary field that constitutes the definitive work on the sociology of art by one of the world s leading social theorists. Drawing upon the history of literature and art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, Bourdieu develops an original theory of art conceived as an autonomous value. He argues powerfully against those who refuse to acknowledge the interconnection between art and the structures of social relations within which it is produced and received. As Bourdieu shows, art s new autonomy is one such structure, which complicates but does not eliminate the interconnection.
The literary universe as we know it today took shape in the nineteenth century as a space set apart from the approved academies of the state. No one could any longer dictate what ought to be written or decree the canons of good taste. Recognition and consecration were produced in and through the struggle in which writers, critics, and publishers confronted one another.
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Summary of Sentimental Education
Three States of the Field
The Emergence of a Dualist Structure
The Market for Symbolic Goods
PART n Foundations of a Science of Works of
The Total Intellectual and the Illusion of
The Literary Field in the Field of Power
The Nomos and the Question of Boundaries
The Meeting of Two Histories
The Dialectic of Positions and Dispositions
A Transcendence of Institution
Field Effect and Forms of Conservatism
The Historical Genesis of the Pure Aesthetic
The Social Genesis of the Eye
A Theory of Reading in Practice
POSTSCRIPT For a Corporatism of the Universal
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