Artists in Offices

An Ethnography of an Academic Art Scene
Author: Judith E. Adler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351318942
Category: Art
Page: 165
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Universities have become important sources of patronage and professional artistic preparation. With the growing academization of art instruction, young artists are increasingly socialized in bureaucratic settings, and mature artists find themselves working as organizational employees in an academic setting. As these artists lose the social marginality and independence associated with an earlier, more individual aesthetic production, much cultural mythology about work in the arts becomes obsolete. This classic ethnography, based on fieldwork and interviews carried out at the California Institute of the Arts in the 1980s, analyzes the day-to-day life of an organization devoted to work in the arts. It charts the rise and demise of a particular academic art "scene," an occupational utopian community that recruited its members by promising them an ideal work setting. Now available in paperback, it offers insight into the worlds of art and education, and how they interact in particular settings. The nature of career experience in the arts, in particular its temporal structure, makes these occupations particularly receptive to utopian thought. The occupational utopia that served as a recruitment myth for the particular organization under scrutiny is examined for what it reveals about the otherwise unexpressed impulses of the work world.

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Cultural Activism, Power, and Public Life in America
Author: Melissa Checker,Maggie Fishman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231502427
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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Activism is alive and well in the United States, according to Melissa Checker and Maggie Fishman. It exists on large and small scales and thrives in unexpected places. Finding activism in backyards, art classes, and urban areas branded as "ghettos," these anthropologists explore the many routes people take to work toward social change. Ten absorbing studies present activist groups across the country—from transgender activists in New York City, to South Asian teenagers in Silicon Valley, to evangelical Christians and Palestinian Americans. Each one examines a social change effort as it unfolds on the ground. Through their anthropological approach these portraits of American society suggest the inherent possibilities in identity-based organizing and offer crucial in-depth perspectives on such hotly debated topics as multiculturalism and the culture wars, the environment, racism, public education, Native American rights, and the Christian right. Moving far beyond the walls of academia, the contributors address the complex issues that arise when researchers have stakes in the subjects they study. Scholars can play multiple roles in the activist struggles they recount, and these essays illustrate how ethnographic research itself can become a tool for activism.

Artistic Citizenship

A Public Voice for the Arts
Author: Mary Schmidt Campbell,Randy Martin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415978661
Category: Art
Page: 212
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Artistic Citizenship asks the question: how do people in the creative arts prepare for, and participate in, civic life? This volume, developed at NYU's Tisch School, identifies the question of artistic citizenship to explore civic identity – the role of the artist in social and cultural terms. With contributions from many connected to the Tisch School including: novelist E.L. Doctorow, performance artist Karen Finley, theatre guru Richard Schechner, and cultural theorist Ella Shohat, this book is indispensable to anyone involved in arts education or the creation of public policy for the arts.

Creative Reckonings

The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt
Author: Jessica Winegar
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804754774
Category: Art
Page: 377
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Ethnographic study of cultural politics in the contemporary Egyptian art world, examining how art-making is a crucial aspect of the transformation from socialism to neoliberalism in postcolonial countries.

Reflections on the Holocaust

historical, philosophical, and educational dimensions
Author: Irene G. Shur,Franklin Hamlin Littell,Marvin E. Wolfgang
Publisher: Sage Pubns
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 315
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Documentary Protocols (1967-1975)


Author: Vincent Bonin,Michèle Thériault
Publisher: Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 407
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In the mid-1960s, Canadian artists suffered from cultural isolation as museums were indifferent to their work and the international art market seemed beyond reach. Artists made up for this state of exclusion by creating alternative spaces in which they could present experimental work and offer services to members of their communities. This collection of critical essays addresses an historical moment in which the investment of the concept of information by artists converged with the role of administrator they bestowed upon themselves. The historical trajectory of these self-managed organizations can now be observed in their archival fonds, where the results of partially realized utopias exist alongside material evidence of the artists labour. Following the decompartmentalization characterizing the period, the editorial structure of this publication provides equal visibility both to the sampling of documents and to the case studies based on the close reading of the concerned items.

Thinking in Art

A Philosophical Approach to Art Education
Author: Charles M. Dorn
Publisher: National Art Education Assn
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 180
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This volume examines the way individuals think about objects and events in the world. These thoughts specify a priori assumptions that indicate what will be considered beautiful, valuable, and good. Decisions made about these matters determine what actions will be taken in regard to them. The continuous change that historically characterizes art educational practices is driven by shifts in ways of thinking (beliefs). Curricular goals for art education must be consistent with ways of thinking. The text is organized into five chapters. Chapter 1 provides a brief review of 18th and 19th philosophical thought and the concepts of relations between objects and events. Chapter 2 explores these concepts as interpreted by 20th century aestheticians, art historians, critics and artists specifically as they concern thinking about and making art. Chapter 3 examines paradigms for artistic conception. Chapter 4 identifies how these paradigms now function in the art curricula of schools and chapter 5 how the paradigms relate to curriculum practice. (MM)

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Canadian Journal of Urban Research


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Category: Cities and towns
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Studies in Art Education


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Category: Art
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America, History and Life

Article abstracts and citations
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Canada
Page: N.A
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

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Canadiana


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Category: Canada
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La passion musicale

une sociologie de la médiation
Author: Antoine Hennion
Publisher: Editions Métailié
ISBN: 9782864241621
Category: Aesthetics
Page: 406
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Author: Library of Congress
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Peterson's Guide to Four-Year Colleges, 1995/Book and Disk


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Publisher: Petersons
ISBN: 9781560793649
Category: Education
Page: 2800
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Presents information on location, enrollment, costs, financial aid, admissions, curriculum, campus life, housing and career services

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The Money Shot

Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows
Author: Laura Grindstaff
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226309088
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 325
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He leaped from his chair, ripped off his microphone, and lunged at his ex-wife. Security guards rushed to intercept him. The audience screamed, then cheered. Were producers concerned? Not at all. They were getting what they wanted: the money shot. From "classy" shows like Oprah to "trashy" shows like Jerry Springer, the key to a talk show's success is what Laura Grindstaff calls the money shot—moments when guests lose control and express joy, sorrow, rage, or remorse on camera. In this new work, Grindstaff takes us behind the scenes of daytime television talk shows, a genre focused on "real" stories told by "ordinary" people. Drawing on extensive interviews with producers and guests, her own attendance of dozens of live tapings around the country, and more than a year's experience working on two nationally televised shows, Grindstaff shows us how producers elicit dramatic performances from guests, why guests agree to participate, and the supporting roles played by studio audiences and experts. Grindstaff traces the career of the money shot, examining how producers make stars and experts out of ordinary people, in the process reproducing old forms of cultural hierarchy and class inequality even while seeming to challenge them. She argues that the daytime talk show does give voice to people normally excluded from the media spotlight, but it lets them speak only in certain ways and under certain rules and conditions. Working to understand the genre from the inside rather than pass judgment on it from the outside, Grindstaff asks not just what talk shows can tell us about mass media, but also what they reveal about American culture more generally.

Gorgeous Monster

The Arts of Governing and Managing Violence in Contemporary Bogotá
Author: Angela Rivas Gamboa
Publisher: VDM Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 303
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This book contributes to a better understanding of governmental attempts to manage violence, a particularly sensitive phenomenon affecting contemporary societies. At the same time, it gives a feel for life and governance in urban Colombia. At the outset of the 21st century, the Colombian capital shifted from a city frequently described as one of the most violent places in Latin America, to a city increasingly seen as an exemplary case of violence reduction for other cities in the region. This book inquires into such a historic transformation. It, navigates through various settings including academic circles, municipal offices, multilateral agencies and daily urban scenes. In doing so, it renders the Colombian capital as the locale for processes of creating, adopting, and circulating a model of intervention for reducing violence. It sheds light on local and extra-local dynamics that rest behind the recent metamorphosis of the Colombian capital. Gorgeous Monster is directed towards scholars in Latin American Studies, Cultural Studies, Urban Studies, and Anthropology. It is particularly appealing to those engaged in ongoing debates about ethnography. It is also addressed to those interested in contemporary Colombia, violence management, and urban governance, as well as to anybody engaged in policy-making.