How to Study Art Worlds: On the Societal Functioning of Aesthetic Values by Hans van MaanenHow to Study Art Worlds: On the Societal Functioning of Aesthetic Values by Hans van Maanen

How to Study Art Worlds: On the Societal Functioning of Aesthetic Values

byHans van Maanen

Paperback | September 29, 2009

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This necessary and thought-provoking study brings together the organisational side of the world of the arts and the understanding of the many functions art fulfi lls in our culture. The author sets out to establish how the organisation of art worlds serves the functioning of the arts in society. The book is divided into three sections, the first of which presents a comparative study of approaches to the art world as practiced by Dickie, Becker, Bourdieu, Heinich, and Luhmann, among others. The second part focuses on the philosphical debates concerning 'aesthetic experience'. Besides Kant, scholars such as Gadamer, Foster, Shustermann, Schaeffer and Carroll come to the fore. In the third part, the author traces the consequences of these theoretical approaches for the organization of art world practices.
Hans van Maanen is professor of art and society at the University of Groningen and member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Cultural Policy.
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Title:How to Study Art Worlds: On the Societal Functioning of Aesthetic ValuesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.8 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9089641521

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents - 7Introduction - 91. The Institutional Th eory of George Dickie - 192. The Institutionalist Pragmatism of Howard S. Becker and Paul Dimaggio - 333. Pierre Bourdieu's Grand Th eory of the Artistic Field - 554. From Theory to the Methodology of Singularity: Bruno Latour and Nathalie Heinich - 855. Niklas Luhmann's System of Artistic Communications - 1076. How Art Worlds Help the Arts to Function - 1277. What Philosophers Say that the Arts Do - 1518. Foundations for the Functioning of Art Systems - 2099. How Distribution Conditions the Functioning of Art - 24310. How Aesthetic Values Become Contextualized - 277Epilogue: For a Second Life of Artistic Experiences - 293References - 297Index - 305

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“This study stands on the highest level of commentary in this area and will be taken as a primary source of reference for the study of the art world and sociology of art in general; therefore it would be a mandatory purchase for any university that has an arts and humanity faculty; and it is also an important individual reference text book for both graduate students and academics.”