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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.
|Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
|Series:||European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.92(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.69(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of ContentsPreface
Editor's Introduction: Pierre Bourdieu on Art, Literature and Culture
Part I. The Field of Cultural Production
1. The Field of Cultural Production, or: The Economic World Reversed
2. The Production of Belief: Contribution to an Economy of Symbolic Goods
3. The Market of Symbolic Goods
Part II. Flaubert and the French Literary Field
4. Is the Structure of Sentimental Education an Instance of Social Self-analysis?
5. Field of Power, Literary Field and Habitus
6. Principles for a Sociology of Cultural Works
7. Flaubert's Point of View
Part III. The Pure Gaze: Essays on Art
8. Outline of a Sociological Theory of Art Perception
9. Manet and the Institutionalization of Anomie
10. The Historical Genesis of a Pure Aesthetic
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As we have come to expect from him, Pierre Bourdieu's lucid analysis of the field of cultural production once again provides us with key terms for understanding the issues at the forefront of current critical debate. His accounts of the economy of symbolic capital and of cultural power relations will undoubtedly become classic formulations, shaping future work on the sociology of culture.