top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Art and Society
Readings in the Sociology of the Arts
Art and Society
Click on image to enlarge

Arnold W. Foster - Editor
Judith R. Blau - Editor
SUNY series in the Sociology of Culture
N/A
Hardcover - 513 pages
Release Date: July 1989
ISBN10: 0-7914-0116-2
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0116-3

Out of Print
N/A
Paperback - 513 pages
Release Date: July 1989
ISBN10: 0-7914-0117-0
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0117-0

Out of Print
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


Summary

There is currently no reader in print that provides a broad ranging overview for an undergraduate course on the sociology of the arts or the sociology of culture. This book remedies this situation as it provides students with an overall understanding of the current issues, theoretical approaches, and substantive contributions in the sociology of the arts.

Included are chapters on the aesthetic meaning of art; the social and institutional production of art; the links among audiences, artists, and cultural organizations; tensions between artists and their bureaucratized working settings; the training and careers of artists; relations between art and society; and the dynamics of cultural change. In addition to section introductions, there is a comprehensive introduction to provide students with an understanding of the history of the field, its main theoretical currents, and also to provide them with an appreciation of the contributions to cultural studies by other disciplines, such as anthropology and history.

An extensive bibliography is also included in the reader, which was developed to assist students who wish to pursue research topics.

Arnold W. Foster is Associate Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Albany. Judith R. Blau is Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction
Arnold W. Foster

Part I. Orientation

1. Without Art
Alicja Iwanska

2. Art as Collective Action
Howard S. Becker

3. Shadows of Anxiety: Popular Culture in Modern Society
Charles Simpson

Part II. Artist and Public

4. The Socialization of an Artist: The American Composer
Dennison J. Nash

5. Ballet as a Career
David Earl Sutherland

6. The Choice of Acting As a Profession
Emanuel Levy

7. Music and Its Audiences Two Hundred Years Ago
Charles W. Hughes

8. Cultural Democracy in a Period of Cultural Expansion: The Social Composition of Arts Audiences in the United States
Paul DiMaggio and Michael Useem

Part III. Patrons, Gatekeepers, and Critics

9. Art Galleries as Gatekeepers: The Case of Abstract Expressionists
Marcia Bystryn

10. Mass, Class, and the Reviewer
Kurt Lang

11. Artist Groups: Patrons and Gate-Keepers
Sally Ridgeway

Part IV. Artists and their Social Networks

12. Music Among Friends: The Social Networks of Amateur Musicians
Robert A. Stebbins

13. The Simplex Located in Art Worlds
Richard A. Peterson and Howard G. White

14. Reward Systems in Avant-Garde Art: Social Networks and Stylistic Change
Diana Crane

Part V. Art Organizations

15. Orchestra Interaction: Some Features of Communication and Authority in an Artistic Organization
Robert R. Faulkner

16. The Orchestra As Factory: Interrelationships of Occupational Change, Social Structure and Musical Style
Stephen R. Couch

17. The Relationship Between Box Office and Repertoire: A Case Study of Opera
Rosanne Martorella

18. Displayed Art and Performed Music: Selective Innovation and the Structure of Artistic Media
Vera L. Zolberg

Part VI. Art and Society

19. The Evolutionary Taxonomy of Culture
Alan Lomax and Norman Berkowitz

20. German Parteilieder and Christian Hymns as Instruments of Social Change
Roland L. Warren

21. Economic Correlates of Artistic Creativity
Vytautas Kavolis

22. Sound and Censorship: Two Crises in the Motion Picture Industry
Linda Leue

23. Parallels in the Social Reactions to Jazz and Rock
Jonathan Kamin

24. High Culture as Mass Culture
Judith R. Blau

Bibliography
Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index


Related Subjects
21779/23081(//)

Related Titles

The Politics of Multiracialism
The Politics of Multiracialism
Research Agendas in the Sociology of Emotions
Research Agendas in the Sociology of Emotions
Two Sides of a Barricade
Two Sides of a Barricade
Goals in Space
Goals in Space
Three Faces of God
Three Faces of God
Culture in Action
Culture in Action
The Longue Duree and World-Systems Analysis
The Longue Duree and World-Systems Analysis
Looking Beyond the Mask
Looking Beyond the Mask
Ethnicity
Ethnicity
Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Studies



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg