Rules of Art Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field

ISBN-10: 0804726272

ISBN-13: 9780804726276

Edition: 1996

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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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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 7/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386

Susan Emanuel has translated many books from French, including The End of Sacrifice: Religious Transformations in Late Antiquity by Guy G. Stroumsa, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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