Category Archives: aesthetics

Out now: Saul Albert’s Review of ‘The Persistence of Taste’ edited by Malcolm Quinn et al.

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 … Continue reading

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Review of Gary Alan Fine’s ‘Talking Art’ published #sssi #sociology #art

We have just published Amanda Koontz review of Gary Alan Fine’s book “Talking Art: The Culture of Practice and the Practice of Culture in MFA Education”. Professor Koontz writes that “Talking Art offers interesting insight into the tensions that derive … Continue reading

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“Talking about Beauty” by Lucia Ruggerone and Neil Jenkings #sssi #sociology #aesthetics

There is a long standing interactionist concern with art and aesthetics. Save for the famous works by Howard Becker, such as “Art Worlds” and his studies of jazz music and musicians there also are a considerable number of articles in our … Continue reading

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