A Middle-brow Art. Pierre Bourdieu.
A Middle-brow Art. The study of photographic practice and the meaning of the photographic image is a privileged opportunity to employ an original method designed to apprehend within a total comprehension the objective regularities of behaviour and the subjective experience of that behaviour. 1 The Cult of Unity and Cultivated Differences 13. The explanation of photographic practice with reference to the universality of a 'need' for photographs mistakes the effect for the. cause.
The everyday practice of photography by millions of amateur photographers may seem to be a spontaneous and highly personal activity. This perceptive and wide-ranging analysis of the practice of photography reveals the logic implicit in this cultural field. Pierre Bourdieu and associates Translated by Shaun Whiteside. Paper ISBN: 9780804726894.
To understand this book it probably helps to have a thumbnail of Bourdieu’s main interests. The first thing to know is that Bourdieu is interested in how different classes of people distinguish themselves from other classes of people. Mostly they do this by having interests that are hard for other groups to imitate.
Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) was one of the most influential social scientists of the twentieth century. A professor of sociology at the Collège de France, he is the author of thirty-six books, including Distinction, named one of the twentieth centurys ten most important works of sociology. Categories: Other Social Sciences\Sociology.
But Bourdieu and his associates show that few cultural activities are more structured and systematic than the social uses of this ordinary art. This perceptive and wide-ranging analysis of the practice of photography brings. This perceptive and wide-ranging analysis of the practice of photography brings out the logic implicit in this cultural field. The everyday practice of photography by millions of amateur photographers - the family snapshots, the holiday prints, the wedding portraits - may seem to be a spontaneous and highly personal activity. But Bourdieu and his associates show that few cultural activities are more structured and systematic than the social uses of this ordinary art.
This book of Pierre Bourdieu's essays is greatly rewarding for those who are seriously interested in photography, in its incisive analysis of the ways in which people use their cameras and of the manner in which these uses are socially ingrained.
ISBN: 978-0-745-61715-2 April 1996 Polity 232 Pages. At his best Pierre Bourdieu observes the world like an acerbic novelist, and Photography is Bourdieu at his best - its insights into the popular use of the camera still offer the delights of recognition and a valuable reminder that cultural studies need the empirical and theoretical underpinnings provided by good, Durkheimian sociology.
Similar books and articles. Between Amateur and Aesthete the Legitimization of Photography as Art in America, 1880-1900.
Author: Pierre Bourdieu (editor)
Category: Arts and Photo
Subcategory: Photography & Video
Publisher: Polity Press; New Ed edition (February 18, 1996)
Pages: 232 pages
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