Myth, meaning and performance: Toward a new cultural Sociology of the Arts

Ronald Eyerman, Lisa McCormick

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Abstract

The cultural and performative turns in social theory have enlivened sociology. For the first time these new developments are fully integrated into new approaches to the sociology of the arts in this important new book. Building on the established research into art worlds, what is interesting for the new sociology of the arts, understood in the broad sense to include popular culture as well the classical focus on music, painting, and literature, is the relationship between art works and meaning, myth, and performance. Also reflected in these rich essays, which range from Beethoven to John Lennon to Chinese avant garde artists, is the lived experience of the artist and its impact on the process of creation and innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherParadigm Publishers
Number of pages172
ISBN (Electronic)9781315633343
ISBN (Print)9781594512155, 9781594512148
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2006

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  • Introduction

    Eyerman, R. & McCormick, L., 15 Jun 2006, Myth, Meaning and Performance: Toward a New Cultural Sociology of the Arts. London: Paradigm Publishers, p. 1-11

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  • Music as social performance

    McCormick, L., 15 Jun 2006, Myth, Meaning and Performance: Toward a New Cultural Sociology of the Arts. Eyerman, R. & McCormick, L. (eds.). London: Paradigm Publishers, p. 121-144

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