Interactionists have studied the production and consumption of art at the latest since Howard Becker’s work on ‘Art Worlds’. Most recently Gary Alan Fine published his book ‘Talking Art” in which he reveals how MFA programs have shifted the goal of creating art away from beauty and toward theory. Amanda Koontz recently reviewed Fine’s book in our journal. Despite this interactionist concern with the arts, the work of Pierre Bourdieu still has an important influence on the sociology of art. This influence is explored in the recently published collection “The Persistence of Art. Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu” (2018) edited by Malcolm Quinn, Dave Beech, Michael Lehnert, Carol Tulloch and Stephen Wilson.
Saul Albert’s (@saul) review of the book has been published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. SSSI Members can download the review by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $31 (£23) please click HERE.