This is a comprehensive overview of the sociology of art and an authoritative work of scholarship by a leading expert in the field. The international selection of perspectives, empirical research, and case studies makes this book essential for teaching and studying the sociology of art.
- Synthesizes the various theoretical models of art sociology.
- Provides empirical examples of books, films, television shows, dance, and music, as well as exemplars of sociological work on the arts.
- Discusses works from both fine and popular ends of the cultural spectrum.
- Explores how art is created, distributed, received, consumed, and used by people who experience it.