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Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Art and Culture

Edited by: Laurie Hanquinet , Mike Savage

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415855112
eBook ISBN: 9780203740248
Adobe ISBN: 9781135008895

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The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Arts and Culture offers a comprehensive overview of sociology of art and culture, focusing especially – though not exclusively – on the visual arts, literature, music, and digital culture. Extending, and critiquing, Bourdieu’s influential analysis of cultural capital, the distinguished international contributors explore the extent to which cultural omnivorousness has eclipsed highbrow culture, the role of age, gender and class on cultural practices, the character of aesthetic preferences, the contemporary significance of screen culture, and the restructuring of popular culture. The Handbook critiques modes of sociological determinism in which cultural engagement is seen as the simple product of the educated middle classes. The contributions explore the critique of Eurocentrism and the global and cosmopolitan dimensions of cultural life. The book focuses particularly on bringing cutting edge ‘relational’ research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, to bear on these debates. This handbook not only describes the field, but also proposes an agenda for its development which will command major international interest.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
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Chapter  2:  Introduction to Part I Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The sociology of cultural participation in France thirty years after Distinction  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  A post-Bourdieusian sociology of valuation and evaluation for the field of cultural production  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Contesting culture Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The cultural omnivore thesis Download PDF
Chapter  7:  After omnivorousness Download PDF
Chapter  8:  A critique of the omnivore Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Age-period-cohort and cultural engagement Download PDF
Chapter  10:  A social aesthetics as a general cultural sociology? Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Genre Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Networks and culture Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Getting beyond the surface Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Introduction to part II Download PDF
Chapter  15:  From sociology of culture to sociology of artistic producers Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Avant-garde artworks, artists and mediators Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Learning how to think, and feel, about contemporary art Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Museum sociology Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Adjusting field theory Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The world market of translation in the globalization era Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The biennalization of art worlds Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Aesthetic capital Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Introduction to part III Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Cultural dissonances Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The multiplicity of highbrow culture Download PDF
Chapter  26:  ‘There’s something fundamental about what makes you laugh.’ Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Middlebrow book culture Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Digital sociology in the field of devices Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Researching social analytics Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The rising power of screens Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Contesting the highbrow and lowbrow distinction Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The structuration of lifestyles in the city of Porto Download PDF
Chapter  33:  When the artistic field meets the art worlds: Based on the case study of occupational painters in Shanghai Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Institutionalizing neo-bohemia Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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