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Constructing a sociology of the arts

Author: Vera L Zolberg
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Series: Contemporary sociology (Cambridge, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vera L Zolberg
ISBN: 0521351464 9780521351461 0521359597 9780521359597
OCLC Number: 20221102
Description: xii, 252 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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?
Series Title: Contemporary sociology (Cambridge, England)
Responsibility: Vera L. Zolberg.
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An examination of the diverse theoretical approaches to the study of the arts, which develops a sociological approach acknowledging the importance of aesthetic imperatives and the individual creative  Read more...

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