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The Social Production of Art : Communications and Culture - Janet Wolff

The Social Production of Art

Communications and Culture

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Published: 13th October 1993
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This book has been a standard text for cultural studies and the sociology of art since its first appearance in 1981. It provides a clear and useful overview of theories and studies which contribute to the project of a sociology of art, ranging from sociology to art history, literary theory, feminism and media studies. The author also bridges the gap between European approaches and the American production of culture approach, and addresses the key questions of the role of the reader/viewer, the nature of authorship, and the possibility of cultural politics. The new edition contains an Afterword by the author.

Preface - Preface to the Second Edition - Introduction - Social Structure and Artistic Creativity - The Social Production of Art - Art as Ideology - Aesthetic Autonomy and Cultural Politics - Interpretation as Re-creation - The Death of the Author - Conclusion: Cultural Producer and Cultural Product - Afterword to the Second Edition - Notes and References - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333597064
ISBN-10: 0333597060
Series: Communications and Culture
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 13th October 1993
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.9  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised