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.
Roland and Romanesque : Biblical iconography in The song of Roland by William R . Cook, Ronald B. Herzman. Wordworth, Coleridge, and Turner by James A.W. Heffe rnan. Alexander Pope and picturesque landscape by James R. Aubrey. The metamorp hosis of the centaur in fifth-century Greek arts and society by Krin Gabbard. F orm and protest in atonal music : a meditation on Adorno by Lucian Krukowski. "That hive of sublety" : "Benito Cereno" as critique of ideology by James H. Kavanagh. Poetry and kingship : Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream by Leo Pau l S. de Alvarez. Hugh MacDiarmid and the Lenin/Douglas line by Stephen P. Smith .
The established cultural sector is facing a paradigm shift. At the center of this change is the demand to do justice to the diversity of the population. The handbook opens up strategies for implementing art practices that are critical of discrimination, and for reaching new dialogue groups. Successes in partnerships with unequal cultural institutions are analyzed, and concrete strategies for action are shown on the basis of eleven documented productions. Starting point are the insights from the artistic practice in Brunnenpassage Vienna, founded in 2007. The handbook sets practice-relevant impulses for cultural workers, artists, and cultural policy-makers.
This book is a study of the art of the Kwoma of the Sepik River region of New Guinea and how people in this society understand their art as a cultural phenomenon, including its origins in the spirit world.
A comprehensive survey of the development of an independent modernism in Japanese art from the first abstract works at the beginning of the century to artistic approaches in the post-war period. Featuring more than 100 works by 26 Japanese artists, this volume is the first extensive documentation of the development of Japanese painting into a uniquely Japanese form of modernisma modernism which Japan developed in the course of its coming to terms with outside influences, and which is both contemporary and self-sufficient. The works are discussed and complemented by highly informative essays by well-known art scholars. 120 color plates and 90 in black-and-white.