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Art and Social Theory Sociological Arguments in Aesthetics

by Austin Harrington

Art and Social Theory Sociological Arguments in Aesthetics Synopsis

Art and Social Theory provides a comprehensive introduction to sociological studies of the arts. It examines the central debates of social theorists and sociologists about the place of the arts in society and the social significance of aesthetics. provides a comprehensive introduction to sociological study of art; examines the central debates of social theorists and sociologists about the place of the arts in society and the social significance of aesthetics; discusses the meaning of the arts in relation to changing cultural institutions and socio-economic structures; explores questions of aesthetic value and cultural politics, taste and social class, money and patronage, ideology and utopia, myth and popular culture, and the meaning of modernism and postmodernism; presents lucid accounts of leading social theorists of the arts from Weber, Simmel, Benjamin, Kracauer and the Frankfurt School to Foucault, Bourdieu, Habermas, Baudrillard, Lyotard, Luhmann and Jameson.

Art and Social Theory Sociological Arguments in Aesthetics Press Reviews

This timely book successfully fills what has become a yawning gap in the literature. Harrington renews our interest in the classical problems of sociology of art, setting them in the contexts of more recent social changes and developments in social theory, including globalization and postmodern thinking. Gordon Fyfe, Keele University

Book Information

ISBN: 9780745630397
Publication date: 8th January 2004
Author: Austin Harrington
Publisher: Polity Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 248 pages
Categories: Theory of art, Philosophy: aesthetics, Social theory,

About Austin Harrington

Austin Harrington is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Leeds

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