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Description - Art and Social Theory by Austin Harrington

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. Separate chapters discuss questions about the meaning of the arts in relation to changing cultural institutions and socioeconomic structures, as well as questions of aesthetic value and cultural politics, taste and social class, money and patronage, ideology and utopia, myth and popular culture, and the contested meanings of modernism and postmodernism. The book also 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. The book will be essential reading for students of sociology, cultural studies, art history and comparative literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745630397
ISBN-10: 0745630391
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 166mm x 14mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Austin Harrington

Austin Harrington is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Leeds

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