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Sociology of Art

A Reader, 1st Edition

Edited by Jeremy Tanner

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280 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Description

Introducing the fundamental theories and debates in the sociology of art, this broad ranging book, the only edited reader of the sociology of art available, uses extracts from the core foundational and most influential contemporary writers in the field. As such it is essential reading both for students of the sociology of art, and of art history. Divided into five sections, it explores the following key themes:

* classical sociological theory and the sociology of art

* the social production of art

* the sociology of the artist

* museums and the social construction of high culture

* sociology aesthetic form and the specificity of art.

With the addition of an introductory essay that contextualizes the readings within the traditions of sociology and art history, and draws fascinating parallels between the origins and development of these two disciplines, this book opens up a productive interdisciplinary dialogue between sociology and art history as well as providing a fascinating introduction to the subject.

Table of Contents

1. Classical Sociological Theory and the Sociology of Art 2. The Social Production of Art 3. The Sociology of the Artist Commentary 4. Museums and the Social Construction of High Culture Commentary 5. Sociology, Aesthetic Form and the Specificity of Art

About the Editor

Jeremy Tanner is Lecturer in Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology, and co-ordinator of the graduate programme in Comparative Art and Archaeology at University Collge London.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART015000
ART / History / General
SOC002010
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General