Art and Society

Readings in the Sociology of the Arts
Author: Arnold W. Foster,Judith R. Blau
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791401170
Category: Social Science
Page: 513
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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.

The Art and Science of Social Research    

First Edition
Author: Deborah Carr,Elizabeth Heger Boyle,Benjamin Cornwell,Shelley Correll,Robert Crosnoe,Jeremy Freese,Mary C Waters
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393911586
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Written by a team of internationally renowned sociologists with experience in both the field and the classroom, The Art and Science of Social Research offers authoritative and balanced coverage of the full range of methods used to study the social world. The authors highlight the challenges of investigating the unpredictable topic of human lives while providing insights into what really happens in the field, the laboratory, and the survey call center.

Constructing a Sociology of the Arts


Author: Vera L. Zolberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521359597
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
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Sociologists who study the arts have focused on constructing images of "the artist" as a social type and have, therefore, been criticized by art professionals for a lack of attention to the creative process and individual artistic personalities. In this book, the author examines the diverse theoretical approaches to the study of the arts and develops a sociological approach that acknowledges the importance of aesthetic imperatives and the individual creative process while also assessing the institutional, economic, and political influences on the creation of art. The author focuses on the ways in which people become artists, the institutions in which their careers unfold, the public they need to please, and the institutional and political pressures with which they must contend. Particular subjects covered include the differing relations of art to primitive and industrialized societies; the process by which works are "recreated" at different times for new social purposes; the role of the audience in the realization of artistic experiences; and the reasons for the evolution of artistic styles. This book makes a major contribution to the development of a sociology of the arts at a time when the role of the arts in society has become a subject of increasing concern to social scientists.

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion


Author: Peter Clarke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199279791
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1046
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An expert team of international scholars provide fifty-one essays as entry points into the sociological study and understanding of religion and in-depth surveys into its changing forms and content in the contemporary world. Issues discussed range from ecology to law, art to cognitive science, crime to health care.

Sociology as an Art Form (Ppr)


Author: Robert Alexander Nisbet
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412834735
Category: Social Science
Page: 145
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This work aims to show that sociology is indeed an art form, one that had strong kinship with literature, painting, Romantic history, and philosophy in the 19th century, the age in which sociology came into full stature.

Sociology of the Arts

Exploring Fine and Popular Forms
Author: Victoria Alexander
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631230403
Category: Social Science
Page: 388
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This is a comprehensive overview of the sociology of art and an authoritative work of scholarship by a leading expert in the field. The international selection of perspectives, empirical research, and case studies makes this book essential for teaching and studying the sociology of art. Synthesizes the various theoretical models of art sociology. Provides empirical examples of books, films, television shows, dance, and music, as well as exemplars of sociological work on the arts. Discusses works from both fine and popular ends of the cultural spectrum. Explores how art is created, distributed, received, consumed, and used by people who experience it.

The Sociology of Art (Routledge Revivals)


Author: Arnold Hauser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136464468
Category: Social Science
Page: 802
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First published in 1982, The Sociology of Art considers all forms of the arts, whether visual arts, literature, film, theatre or music from Bach to the Beatles. The last book to be completed by Arnold Hauser before his death in 1978, it is a total analysis of the spiritual forces of social expression, based upon comprehensive historical experience and documentation. Hauser explores art through the earliest times to the modern era, with fascinating analyses of the mass media and current manifestations of human creativity. An extension and completion of his earlier work, The Social History of Art, this volume represents a summing up of his thought and forms a fitting climax to his life’s work. Translated by Kenneth J. Northcote.

Family and Support Systems across the Life Span


Author: Suzanne K. Steinmetz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1489921060
Category: Social Science
Page: 291
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What's Wrong With Sociology?


Author: Stephen Cole
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412841382
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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A collection of 16 essays by sociologists who believe that their discipline faces very serious problems which must be overcome if it is to prosper. The contributors represent diverse views and there is substantial disagreement among them over what the problems are and their remedies.

Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology


Author: Richard Swedberg
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691070131
Category: Social Science
Page: 315
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While most people are familiar with The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, few know that during the last decade of his life Max Weber (1864-1920) also tried to develop a new way of analyzing economic phenomena, which he termed "economic sociology." Indeed, this effort occupies the central place in Weber's thought during the years just before his death. Richard Swedberg here offers a critical presentation and the first major study of this fascinating part of Weber's work. Swedberg furthermore discusses similarities and differences between Weber's economic sociology and present-day thinking on the same topic. In addition, the author shows how economic sociology has recently gained greater credibility as economists and sociologists have begun to collaborate in studying problems of organizations, political structures, social problems, and economic culture more generally. Swedberg's book will be sure to further this new cooperation.

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport


Author: Richard Giulianotti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134116691
Category: Social Science
Page: 468
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The sociology of sport is a core discipline within the academic study of sport. It helps us to understand what sport is and why it matters. Sociological knowledge, implicit or explicit, therefore underpins scholarly enquiry into sport in every aspect. The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is a landmark publication that brings together the most important themes, theories and issues within the sociology of sport, tracing the contours of the discipline and surveying the state-of-the-art. Part One explores the main theories and analytical approaches that define contemporary sport sociology and introduces the most important methodological issues confronting researchers working in the social scientific study of sport. Part Two examines the connections and divisions between sociology and cognate disciplines within sport studies, including history, anthropology, economics, leisure and tourism studies, philosophy, politics and psychology. Part Three investigates how the most important social divisions within sport, and in wider society, are addressed in sport sociology, including ‘race‘, gender, class, sexuality and disability. Part Four explores a wide range of pressing contemporary issues associated with sport, including sport and the body, social problems associated with sport, sport places and settings, and the global aspects of sport. Written by a team of leading international sport scholars, including many of the most well-known, respected and innovative thinkers working in the discipline, the Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is an essential reference for any student, researcher or professional with an interest in sport.

The Sociology of Light

Convergence in Art, Science, and Religion
Author: Calvin Moore
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781981984305
Category:
Page: 124
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The Sociology of Light is an exploration of the most powerful concept ever evolved by humanity. Historical and cross-cultural analysis of multi-disciplinary discourses on the subject of light reveal that all converge around a principle set of ideas, and all are ultimately informed by the quest for human freedom.

The Early Sociology of Education: Society and education


Author: Kenneth Thompson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415345316
Category: Educational sociology
Page: 576
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A facsimile set of eight books, presenting early contributions to the development of the sociology of education from the 1920s through to the 1950s - the period in which it emerged as an organized and specialized sub-field of sociology.

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment


Author: Stephen Edgell,Heidi Gottfried,Edward Granter
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943272
Category: Social Science
Page: 728
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The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment is a landmark collection of original contributions by leading specialists from around the world. The coverage is both comprehensive and comparative (in terms of time and space) and each ‘state of the art’ chapter provides a critical review of the literature combined with some thoughts on the direction of research. This authoritative text is structured around six core themes: Historical Context and Social Divisions The Experience of Work The Organization of Work Nonstandard Work and Employment Work and Life beyond Employment Globalization and the Future of Work. Globally, the contours of work and employment are changing dramatically. This handbook helps academics and practitioners make sense of the impact of these changes on individuals, groups, organizations and societies. Written in an accessible style with a helpful introduction, the retrospective and prospective nature of this volume will be an essential resource for students, teachers and policy-makers across a range of fields, from business and management, to sociology and organization studies.

Sociology of Art

A Reader
Author: Jeremy Tanner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134393296
Category: Art
Page: 288
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Introducing the fundamental theories and debates in the sociology of art, this broad ranging book, the only edited reader of the sociology of art available, uses extracts from the core foundational and most influential contemporary writers in the field. As such it is essential reading both for students of the sociology of art, and of art history. Divided into five sections, it explores the following key themes: * classical sociological theory and the sociology of art * the social production of art * the sociology of the artist * museums and the social construction of high culture * sociology aesthetic form and the specificity of art. With the addition of an introductory essay that contextualizes the readings within the traditions of sociology and art history, and draws fascinating parallels between the origins and development of these two disciplines, this book opens up a productive interdisciplinary dialogue between sociology and art history as well as providing a fascinating introduction to the subject.

The Art and Science of Military Deception


Author: Hy Rothstein,Barton Whaley
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1608075516
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 606
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It is said that deception among people in a civilized society is something to be loathed even though it seems to be part of human nature; but deception in war is a virtue. Properly designed and executed, stratagems reduce the horrific costs of war. This book is a comprehensive collection of classic articles on deception, hand-picked and expertly introduced by well-known experts on military deception. The purpose of this book is to set in motion a renaissance for using deception as an instrument of statecraft. The various sections are designed to cumulatively provide sufficient breadth and depth on the subject to satisfy both the novice as well as the expert. Packed with expert commentary, interesting background information, and original readings, this book provides the reader with sufficient knowledge to pursue General Eisenhower’s vision for the proper role of deception in support of the national interest.

Political Sociology

The State of the Art
Author: Malte Pehl
Publisher: Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 3866491433
Category: Political Science
Page: 154
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This book traces the disciplinary development of political sociology and the transdisciplinary research into the overlapping issues involving politics and society. The contributions cover overviews of the historical, methodological, and theoretical development of this academic discipline. Successes, as well as failures, in past unexplored areas, and salient issues in ongoing research, are also highlighted. Contributions include: Introduction: Taking Stock of Political Sociology * Political Culture at a Crossroads? * Parties, Interest Groups and Social Movements: Shall Change be Midwife to Truth? * Socio-Political Inequalities: Elites, Classes and Democracy * Contemporary Approaches to the Study of the State * and Political Sociology: Old Concerns and New Directions.

The Art of Social Theory


Author: Richard Swedberg
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400850355
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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In the social sciences today, students are taught theory by reading and analyzing the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and other foundational figures of the discipline. What they rarely learn, however, is how to actually theorize. The Art of Social Theory is a practical guide to doing just that. In this one-of-a-kind user's manual for social theorists, Richard Swedberg explains how theorizing occurs in what he calls the context of discovery, a process in which the researcher gathers preliminary data and thinks creatively about it using tools such as metaphor, analogy, and typology. He guides readers through each step of the theorist’s art, from observation and naming to concept formation and explanation. To theorize well, you also need a sound knowledge of existing social theory. Swedberg introduces readers to the most important theories and concepts, and discusses how to go about mastering them. If you can think, you can also learn to theorize. This book shows you how. Concise and accessible, The Art of Social Theory features helpful examples throughout, and also provides practical exercises that enable readers to learn through doing.

The Social Production of Art

Second Edition
Author: Janet Wolff
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814792707
Category: Art
Page: 207
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A valuable introduction to the central issues in the sociology of the arts, this work draws on sociology, art history, feminism, and literary and media studies, to explain the social nature of the arts, their production, distribution, and reception. This second edition is the result of the author's chapter-by-chapter review and updating, taking into account not only her own re-thinking on these issues but also the work that has been done in cultural studies and the sociology of the arts since the first edition appeared in 1984. Wolff considers changes in sociology, literary studies, and cultural studies, and their implications for the project of the sociology of art: the relevance of post structuralist theory for an understanding of the author/artist; and the current, and perhaps unfounded, rejection of the concept of ideology. The author also assesses the question of cultural politics in relation to debates about postmodernism, as well as the matter of identity politics with regard to gender and ethnicity. Containing a wealth of information about both past and present thinking on the sociology of art, this book will be of particular interest both to students of the arts and students of sociology.

Emile Durkheim and the Reformation of Sociology


Author: Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847678679
Category: Social Science
Page: 156
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This book proposes a new representation of Emile Durkheim, as the philosopher and moralist who wanted to renovate rationalism, challenge positivism, reform sociology, and extend Schopenhauer's philosophy to the new domain of sociology. Above all, it highlights Durkheim's vision of sociology as the 'science of morality' that would eventually replace moralities based on religion.