Invisible Artworlds

Howie Becker has proposed that we need to study “amateur” cultural producers in the same way (high) cultural sociologists already do: that is, as participants in art worlds that interact with other art worlds (e.g. co-determinous relationship between amateur, avant-garde, and professional systems of practice). The full article, written in his usual and somewhat brilliant no-frills style, is at Howie’s website.

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