Sociology of the Arts Exploring Fine and Popular Forms

ISBN-10: 0631230408
ISBN-13: 9780631230403
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

A comprehensive overview of the sociology of art and an authoritative work of scholarship by a leading expert in the field. The book synthesizes the various theoretical models of art sociology, and provides empirical examples as well as stimulating exemplars of sociological work on the arts.

Preface
Introduction: What is Art?
The Relationship between Art and Society
Reflection Approaches
Case Study
The Reflection of Race in Children's Books
Shaping Theory
Case Study
Violence and Television
A Mediated View: The Cultural Diamond
The Cultural Diamond
A. The Production of Culture
Art Worlds
Case Study
From Academy to Public Sale
Culture Industries
Case Study
Innovation and Diversity in the Production of Music
Networks and Nonprofits
Case Study
Piccolos on the Picket Line: A Strike in the Symphony
Artists
Case Study
Nothing Succeeds Like Success: Careers in the Film Industry
Globalization
Case Study
The Return of the Elgin (or Parthenon) Marbles?
B. The Consumption of Culture
Reception Approaches
Case Study
Romance Novels as Combat and Compensation
Audience Studies
Case Study
Cowboys, Indians, and Western Movies
Art and Social Boundaries
Case Study
Framing Heavy Metal and Rap Music
Art in Society
The Art Itself
Case Study
The Renaissance Way of Seeing
The Constitution of Art in Society
Case Study
A Strange Sensation: Controversies in Art
Conclusion
Studying Art Sociologically
Notes
References

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