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Constructing a Sociology of the Arts

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ISBN-10: 0521359597

ISBN-13: 9780521359597

Edition: 1990

Authors: Vera L. Zolberg

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Sociologists who study the arts have focused on constructing images of "the artist" as a social type and have, therefore, been criticized by art professionals for a lack of attention to the creative process and individual artistic personalities. In this book, the author examines the diverse theoretical approaches to the study of the arts and develops a sociological approach that acknowledges the importance of aesthetic imperatives and the individual creative process while also assessing the institutional, economic, and political influences on the creation of art. The author focuses on the ways in which people become artists, the institutions in which their careers unfold, the public they…    
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Book details

List price: $53.99
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/23/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.02" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

What is art? What is the sociology of art?
Why sociologists have neglected the arts and why this is changing
Studying the art object sociologically
The art object as social process
Are artists born or made?
Structural support, audiences, and social uses of art
How the arts change and why
Where does the sociology of art stand, and where is it going?