Jump to content

sociology of art


Recommended Posts

I'm not sure at the program level, but here as some faculty/future faculty I have encountered who work on intersections of art and economic sociology and work/occupations:


Larissa Buchholz-- now at Harvard society of fellows. Did her PhD at Columbia. Focuses on international art circuits of buying/exhibitions from an economic sociology perspective.

Alison Gerber-- graduate student at Yale. Focuses on the economic valuation of artwork and also the definition of "being an artist" as a work/occupational category. 

Robin Leidner- professor at Penn. Recent project focuses on stage actors and how they define their identity in relation to their work given that many of them support themselves via other forms of employment.


Hope this is at least marginally helpful!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just went to a lecture by Richard Sennett, who's a professor at LSE and NYU. Not exactly applicable to you, but his work lately has been on sociology of architecture and irban design.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I read this in economic sociology

Velthuis, Olav. 2003. “Symbolic Meanings of Prices: Constructing the Value of 
Contemporary Art in Amsterdam and New York Galleries.” Theory and Society 
32: 181-215. 



Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would highly recommend looking at Northwestern's Soc Program. Gary Alan Fine and Wendy Griswold have both studied art. Two graduate students recently published a paper in Poetics on the Turner Prize, and there's are several student studying soc of art.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use