Rules of Art: Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series)

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Overview


“A major, pathbreaking work, The Rules of Art will stimulate theoretical debates for years to come.”—Le Nouvel Observateur
“The Rules of Art is consistently interesting, sometimes enthrallingly so. It is written with a clarity not commonly encountered in French writers on art, and with an irascible authority to which Bourdieu’s acuity and learning certainly entitle him.”—Arthur C. Danto, Johnsonian Professor Emeritus, Columbia University
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"A major, pathbreaking work, The Rules of Art will stimulate theoretical debates for years to come."—Le Nouvel Observateur

"The Rules of Art is consistently interesting, sometimes enthrallingly so. It is written with a clarity not commonly encountered in French writers on art, and with an irascible authority to which Bourdieu's acuity and learning certainly entitle him."—Arthur C. Danto, Johnsonian Professor Emeritus, Columbia University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804726276
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Series: Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author


Pierre Bourdieu is Professor of Sociology at the Collège de France. Stanford University Press has published eight other books by Bourdieu, most recently Free Exchange, with Hans Haacke (Stanford, 1995).
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Table of Contents

Translator's Preface
Preface
Acknowledgements
Prologue: Flaubert, Analyst of Flaubert: A Reading of Sentimental Education 1
Pt. I Three States of the Field
1 The Conquest of Autonomy: The Critical Phase in the Emergence of the Field 47
2 The Emergence of a Dualist Structure 113
3 The Market for Symbolic Goods 141
Pt. II Foundations of a Science of Works of Art
1 Questions of Method 177
2 The Author's Point of View: Some General Properties of Fields of Cultural Production 214
Pt. III To Understand Understanding
1 The Historical Genesis of the Pure Aesthetic 285
2 The Social Genesis of the Eye 313
3 A Theory of Reading in Practice 322
Da Capo: Illusion and the Illusio 331
Postscript: For a Corporatism of the Universal 337
Notes 349
Index of Names 397
Subject Index 404
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