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.
Jeffrey A. Halley, Ph.D. (1978), City University of New York, is Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas San Antonio. He has published on avant-gardes and Dada, art movements and organizations, Mexican American arts, music, theory, and Adorno.
Daglind E. Sonolet, Ph.D. (1977, 2000) Universities Paris-X and Paris-IV. She taught at the Universities of Leeds and Bordeaux, at UTSA, and Temple and has published on reading practice, philosophical and civic commitment, exile and identity in literature and art.
Table of contents
Acknowledgments List of Illustrations List of Contributors
Introduction Jeffrey A. Halley and Daglind E. Sonolet
Part 1: Bourdieu’s Contemporaries: Raymonde Moulin, Howard S. Becker, Jean-Claude Passeron, Jacques Leenhardt
The Museum and the Marketplace: The Constitution of Value in Contemporary Art Raymonde Moulin 3
The Anglophone Reception of French Sociology: The Case of Bourdieu and Subsequent Scholarship Howard S. Becker 4
The Time Devoted to Observing Each Work of Art Jean-Claude Passeron and Emmanuel Pedler 5
What is Literature? Notes on
The Rules of Art
by Pierre Bourdieu Jacques Leenhardt
Part 2: The Second Generation: Bruno Péquginot, Jean-Louis Fabiani, Pierre-Michel Menger, Nathalie Heinich, Martine Burgos, Yvon Lamy
The Issue of the Artwork: A Site under Construction in Pierre Bourdieu’s Theory Bruno Péquignot 7
Theory and Practice in French Sociology after Pierre Bourdieu Jean-Louis Fabiani 8
Inequalities in the Arts Pierre-Michel Menger 9
Bourdieu’s Culture Nathalie Heinich 10
Founding a Reading Group at a Library for the Young: The Story of Its Creation and Variations Martine Burgos 11
On a Contemporary Principle of Public Classification: Heritage Conversion of Cultural Property Yvon Lamy
Part 3: The Next Generation: Emmanuel Pedler, Florent Gaudez, Alain Quemin, Laurent Fleury, Marie Buscatto, Clara Lévy and Cherry Schrecker, Cécile Léonardi
Musical Understanding and Cultural Misunderstanding: The Concert as a Site of Symbolic Confrontation Emmanuel Pedler 13
Empiricity and the Process of Production in Literature: The Text as the Field of Socio-Anthropological Investigation Florent Gaudez 14
How International is “International” Contemporary Art? An Empirical Survey of the Globalization of High Culture Alain Quemin 15
The Work of the Institution: The Democratization of Culture in the Light of the Legacy of the Théâtre National Populaire Laurent Fleury 16
Trying to Get in, Getting in, Staying in: The Three Challenges for Women Jazz Musicians Marie Buscatto 17
In What Way (or Not) is Bourdieu Useful to the Sociology of Literature? Clara Lévy, and Cherry Schrecker 18
The Art of Self-Reflecting Cécile Léonardi
Part 4: Editors’ Contributions
Mondo Vino: Rationalization, Resistance, and Taste in the Wine World Jeffrey A. Halley 20
Literature and Modernity: Günther Anders, Hannah Arendt, and Theodor W. Adorno – Interpreters of Kafka Daglind E. Sonolet
Index of Subjects Index of Names
All interested in the sociology of art and culture, theory and cultural studies, and Bourdieu and recent French researchers on the topic.