The Field of Cultural Production

The Field of Cultural Production

by Pierre Bourdieu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231082878

ISBN-13: 9780231082877

Pub. Date: 04/14/1994

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Durgaing the last two decades, sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has become a dominant force in cultural activity ranging from taste in music and art to choices in food and lifestyles.

The Field of Cultural Production brings together Bourdieu's major essays on art and literature and provides the first introduction to Bourdieu's writings and theory of a cultural

Overview

Durgaing the last two decades, sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has become a dominant force in cultural activity ranging from taste in music and art to choices in food and lifestyles.

The Field of Cultural Production brings together Bourdieu's major essays on art and literature and provides the first introduction to Bourdieu's writings and theory of a cultural field that situates artistic works within the social conditions of their production, circulation, and consumption.

Bourdieu develops a highly original approach to the study of literary and artistic works, addressing many of the key issues that have preoccupied literary art and cultural criticism in the last twentieth century: aesthetic value and canonicity, intertextuality, the institutional frameworks of cultural practice, the social role of intellectuals and artists, and structures of literary and artistic authority.

Bourdieu elaborates a theory of the cultural field which situates artistic works within the social conditions of their production, circulation, and consumption. He examines the individuals and institutions involved in making cultural products what they are: not only the writers and artists, but also the publishers, critics, dealers, galleries, and academies. He analyzes the structure of the cultural field itself as well as its position within the broader social structures of power.

The essays in his volume examine such diverse topics as Flaubert's point of view, Manet's aesthetic revolution, the historical creation of the pure gaze, and the relationship between art and power.

The Field of Cultural Porduction will be of interest to students and scholars from a wide range of disciplines: sociology and social theory, literature, art, and cultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231082877
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
04/14/1994
Series:
European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism Series
Pages:
322
Sales rank:
1,232,031
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PrefaceEditor's Introduction: Pierre Bourdieu on Art, Literature and CulturePart I. The Field of Cultural Production1. The Field of Cultural Production, or: The Economic World Reversed2. The Production of Belief: Contribution to an Economy of Symbolic Goods3. The Market of Symbolic GoodsPart II. Flaubert and the French Literary Field4. Is the Structure of Sentimental Education an Instance of Social Self-analysis? 5. Field of Power, Literary Field and Habitus6. Principles for a Sociology of Cultural Works7. Flaubert's Point of ViewPart III. The Pure Gaze: Essays on Art8. Outline of a Sociological Theory of Art Perception9. Manet and the Institutionalization of Anomie10. The Historical Genesis of a Pure AestheticNotesSelected BibliographyIndex

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