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Photography : a middle-brow art.

Publisher: Stanford : Stanford Univ Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The everyday practice of photography by millions of amateur photographers may seem to be a spontaneous and highly personal activity. But France's leading sociologist and cultural theorist shows that  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0804726892 9780804726894
OCLC Number: 173092854
Language Note: Translation of: Un art moyen(Minuit, 1965).
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Contents: Preface to the English language edition; Introduction Pierre Bourdieu; 1. The cult of unity and cultivated differences Pierre Bourdieu; 2. The social definition of photography Pierre Bourdieu; 3. Aesthetic ambitions and social aspirations: the camera club as a secondary group Robert Castel and Dominique Schnapper; 4. Mechanical art, natural art: photographic artists Jean-Claude Chamboredon; 5. Professional men or men of quality: professional photographers Luc Boltanski and Jean-Claude Chamboredon; Notes; Index.


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