Sociological Theory 20 (2):255-277 (2002)
|Abstract||Pierre Bourdieu's theory of cultural change is more powerful and comprehensive than other recent theories, which neglect one or another of the important dimensions of cultural markets. Bourdieu's theory conceptualizes both the supply and demand sides of the market, as well as specifying their interaction with external social factors. Two cases from American culture are developed to demonstrate the explanatory power of Bourdieu's theory of cultural change: the demise of tail fins in automobile design and the fall of modernism in architecture. These cases reveal, however, that Bourdieu's theory fails to account for the leveling of cultural hierarchies and the emergence of pluralized cultural fields. The general conditions for such leveling and pluralization are developed from a comparison of the two cases|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Frederic Vandenberghe (1999). "The Real is Relational": An Epistemological Analysis of Pierre Bourdieu's Generative Structuralism. Sociological Theory 17 (1):32-67.
Jan Van Der Stoep (2004). Towards a Sociological Turn in Contextualist Moral Philosophy. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (2):133-146.
Jan Van Der Stoep (2004). Towards a Sociological Turn in Contextualist Moral Philosophy. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (2):133 - 146.
Anthony King (2000). Thinking with Bourdieu Against Bourdieu: A 'Practical' Critique of the Habitus. Sociological Theory 18 (3):417-433.
Hans Henrik Bruun (2008). Objectivity, Value Spheres, and "Inherent Laws": On Some Suggestive Isomorphisms Between Weber, Bourdieu, and Luhmann. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (1):97-120.
Bradford Verter (2003). Spiritual Capital: Theorizing Religion with Bourdieu Against Bourdieu. Sociological Theory 21 (2):150-174.
Jeff Browitt & Brian Nelson (eds.) (2004). Practising Theory: Pierre Bourdieu and the Field of Cultural Production. University of Delaware Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads32 ( #43,395 of 722,826 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #25,982 of 722,826 )
How can I increase my downloads?