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Author: Laurent Fleury

the democratization of culture. This is, at least, what I propose to outline in this chapter. 1 Jean Vilar crystallizes a paradox: he represents a figure that, one might imagine, belongs to the past, incarnating the expression of a truth that both belongs to the present and manifests itself on

In: Bourdieu in Question: New Directions in French Sociology of Art
Author: Laurent Demanze

modalités collaboratives. La tension narrative implique plus nettement le lecteur dans les opérations cognitives. Cette exigence ­d’ouvrir au lecteur ordinaire la production du savoir, Ivan Jablonka l’inscrit dans un large mouvement de démocratisation du champ littéraire et des sciences sociales 165 . À la

In: Territoires de la non-fiction
Volume Editors: Barbara Dalle Pezze and Carlo Salzani
The past thirty years saw a growing academic interest in the phenomenon of boredom. If initially the analyses were mostly a-historical, now the historicity of boredom is widely recognised, though often it is taken as evidence of its permanence as a constant “quality” of the human condition, expression of a metaphysical malady inherent to the fact of being human. New trends in the literature focus on the peculiar relationship between boredom and modernity and attempt to embrace the new social, cultural and political factors which provoked the epochal change of modernity and relate them to a change in the parameters of human experience and the crisis of subjectivity. The very changes that characterise modernity are the same that led to the “democratisation” of boredom: modernity and boredom are shown to be inextricably connected and inseparable.
This volume aims at contributing to the growing body of literature on boredom with a number of essays which reflect on the connection of boredom and modernity and focus on particular texts, authors, or aspects of the phenomenon. The approach is multidisciplinary, in keeping with the pervasiveness of the phenomenon in our culture and societies, with essays reflecting on philosophy, literature, film, media and psychology.
Author: Laura Chrisman

’s revolutionary socialism as a gentle call for “equitable development,” that has influenced “social institutions committed to debt relief … reformist bodies that seek to restructure international trade and tariffs, and democratize the governance of global financial institutions”; the legitimate heirs of Fanon

In: Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts
Author: Larissa Lai

Japanese Americans run by the Office of Indian Affairs, that they had there the opportunity to engage in a patriotic, American democratizing experiment (185–186). Byrd’s recognition is generous because Indigenous peoples and their relationship to land are the foundational underpinning that must be

In: Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts

was appointed Chair of Sociology at the Collège de France. With increasing economic prosperity seemingly promising a democratization of culture, the French government in the late 1950s sponsored research into the cultural attitudes of the people. Toward that end, in 1958 André Malraux established

In: Bourdieu in Question: New Directions in French Sociology of Art
Author: Paola Botham

recent article “A Victory for Real People: Dangers in the Discourse of Democratisation”, Liz Tomlin elaborates on the limitations of this particular practice, most often associated with Berlin-based company Rimini Protokoll and their use of so-called ‘experts of the everyday’, 5 but which she also sees

In: World Political Theatre and Performance

as crude a belief as the democratization with which Carlyle took issue. This also holds for us today, where the deification of the “leader,” not equality, holds sway. No Recipe for Heroes If we start out by acknowledging that hero worship is embedded in a need; that this need is quite universal

In: Cultural Criticism in the Netherlands, 1933-1940

persona, transposed to the present, tends to come across as an unqualified anachronism. Erasmus can be viewed as a harbinger of the principle of universal education, of the “democratization of the intellect,” and thus leaves the impression of someone who was quite content with a relatively superficial

In: Cultural Criticism in the Netherlands, 1933-1940
In Bourdieu in Question: New Directions in French Sociology of Art, Jeffrey A. Halley and Daglind E. Sonolet offer to English-speaking audiences an account of the very lively Francophone debates over Pierre Bourdieu’s work in the domain of the arts and culture, and present other directions and perspectives taken by major French researchers who extend or differ from his point of view, and who were marginalized by the Bourdieusian moment.

Three generations of research are presented: contemporaries of Bourdieu, the next generation, and recent research. Themes include the art market and value, cultural politics, the reception of artworks, theory and the concept of the artwork, autonomy in art, ethnography and culture, and the critique of Bourdieu on literature.

Contributors are: Howard S. Becker, Martine Burgos, Marie Buscatto, Jean-Louis Fabiani, Laurent Fleury, Florent Gaudez, Jeffrey A. Halley, Nathalie Heinich, Yvon Lamy, Jacques Leenhardt, Cécile Léonardi, Clara Lévy, Pierre-Michel Menger, Raymonde Moulin, Jean-Claude Passeron, Emmanuel Pedler, Bruno Péquignot, Alain Quemin, Cherry Schrecker, Daglind E. Sonolet.