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Fringe and Fortune: The Role of Critics in High and Popular Art - Shrum, Wesley Monroe
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Fringe and Fortune: The Role of Critics in High and Popular Art - Paperback

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[ED: Taschenbuch], [PU: PRINCETON UNIV PR], Why does the distinction between high and popular art persist in spite of postmodernist predictions that it should vanish? Departing from the conventional view that such distinctions are class-related, Wesley Shrum concentrates instead on the way individuals form opinions about culture through the mediation of critics. He shows that it is the extent to which critics shape the reception of an art form that determines its place in the cultural hierarchy. Those who patronize "lowbrow" art--stand-up comedy, cabaret, movies, and popular music--do not heed critical opinions nearly as much as do those who patronize "highbrow" art--theater, opera, and classical music. Thus the role of critics is crucial to understanding the nature of cultural hierarchy and its persistence. Shrum supports his argument through an inquiry into the performing arts, focusing on the Edinburgh Fringe, the world's largest and most diverse art festival. Beginning with eighteenth-century London playhouses and print media, where performance art criticism flourished, Shrum examines the triangle of mediation involving critics, spectators, and performers. The Fringe is shown to parallel modern art worlds, where choices proliferate along with the demand for guidance. Using interviews with critics and performers, analysis of audiences, and published reviews as well as dramatic vignettes, Shrum reveals the impact of critics on high art forms and explores the "status bargain" in which consumers are influenced by experts in return for prestige. Review: ... Fringe and Fortune has a charm and wit that novelist [Henry] James would have liked.... The book includes an excellent and stunning review of relevant theories in aesthetics and the sociology of art and culture. (American Journal of Sociology) ... A solid sociological investigation, one that employs anecdote, interview, statistical analysis, and even some between-the-lines common sense. K. Marantz(Choice) Table of contents: TR List of Illustrations TD ALIGN="RIGHT" TR List of Tables TD ALIGN="RIGHT" TR Preface TD ALIGN="RIGHT" TR Introduction: A Critic's New Clothes TD ALIGN="RIGHT"3 TR Ch. 1 Cultural Mediation and the Status Bargain TD ALIGN="RIGHT"25 TR Ch. 2 Critics in the Performing Arts TD ALIGN="RIGHT"42 TR Ch. 3 Development of the Festival Fringe TD ALIGN="RIGHT"63 TR Ch. 4 Festivals and the Modern Fringe TD ALIGN="RIGHT"83 TR Ch. 5 Myth of the Fringe TD ALIGN="RIGHT"109 TR Ch. 6 Do Critics Matter? TD ALIGN="RIGHT"125 TR Ch. 7 Critical Evaluation TD ALIGN="RIGHT"144 TR Ch. 8 Do Performers Listen? TD ALIGN="RIGHT"165 TR Ch. 9 Beyond Formal Evaluation TD ALIGN="RIGHT"181 TR Ch. 10 Discourse and Hierarchy TD ALIGN="RIGHT"193 TR Epilogue TD ALIGN="RIGHT"213 TR Appendix A: Review Genres TD ALIGN="RIGHT"215 TR Appendix B: Methodological Note TD ALIGN="RIGHT"218 TR Appendix C: Note on the Mediation and Reception TD ALIGN="RIGHT"221 TR Appendix D: Tables TD ALIGN="RIGHT"223 TR Notes TD ALIGN="RIGHT"229 TR Bibliography TD ALIGN="RIGHT"265 TR Index TD ALIGN="RIGHT"275 315 pages - 14 halftones 1 map 6 line illus. 11 tables - 9 x 6 in Versandfertig in 2-4 Wochen, DE, [SC: 0.00], Neuware, gewerbliches Angebot, offene Rechnung (Vorkasse vorbehalten)

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1996, ISBN: 0691026572

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[EAN: 9780691026572], Near Fine, [PU: Princeton University Press], DRAMA PLAYS THEATRE BALLET PERFORMING ARTS CINEMA (INCL AUSTRALIAN), Art|Criticism, Art|General, Art|History|General, Performing Arts|General, Social Science|Popular Culture, How audiences use critics to form their opinions. Its chapters are: cultural mediation & the status bargain; critics in the performing arts; development of the festival fringe; festivals & the modern fringe; myth of the fringe; do critics matter?; critical evaluation; do performers listen?; beyond formal evaluation; discourse & hierarchy; review genres; methodological note. pp.xvi, 284 #241115 Elizabeth's Bookshops have been one of Australia's premier independent book dealers since 1973. Elizabeth's family-owned business operates four branches in Perth CBD, Fremantle (WA), and Newtown (NSW). All orders are dispatched within 24 hours from our Fremantle Warehouse. All items can be viewed at Elizabeth's Bookshop Warehouse, 23 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle WA

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[EAN: 9780691026572], Gebraucht, guter Zustand, [PU: Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey], ART AND SOCIETY CRITICISM, SOCIOLOGY, PERFORMING, ARTS, Art|Criticism, Art|General, Art|History|General, Social Science|Popular Culture, - 235 mm. Trade paperback. Illustrated. Diagrams. Charts. Figures. B&W photographs. Pp. xvi, 284. Some creasing and rubbing to cover. Title page is somewhat creased. Crumpling and creasing to outermost upper corner. Various paragraphs have been highlighted or underlined in blue ink, with occasional marginal annotations. Paragraph of text written on verso of half title page. Overall, G., Books

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[EAN: 9780691026572], Gebraucht, guter Zustand, [PU: Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey], ART AND SOCIETY CRITICISM, SOCIOLOGY, PERFORMING, ARTS, Art|Criticism, Art|History|General, Art|General, Social Science|Popular Culture, - 235 mm. Trade paperback. Illustrated. Diagrams. Charts. Figures. B&W photographs. Pp. xvi, 284. Some creasing and rubbing to cover. Title page is somewhat creased. Crumpling and creasing to outermost upper corner. Various paragraphs have been highlighted or underlined in blue ink, with occasional marginal annotations. Paragraph of text written on verso of half title page. Overall, G., Books

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Fringe and Fortune: The Role of Critics in High and Popular Art

The Fringe is shown to parallel modern art worlds, where choices proliferate along with the demand for guidance. Using interviews with critics and performers, analysis of audiences, and published reviews as well as dramatic vignettes, Shrum reveals the impact of critics on high art forms and explores the "status bargain" in which consumers are influenced by experts in return for prestige.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780691026572
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0691026572
Paperback
Publishing year: 1996
Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR
315 Pages
Weight: 0,454 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0691026572

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0-691-02657-2, 978-0-691-02657-2


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