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The Invention of the Enlarged Field of Culture

Author(s): Mikołaj Lewicki, Mirosław Filiciak
Subject(s): Anthropology, Sociology, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of the arts, business, education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: enlarging field of culture; culturalisation; conflict; social fields theory; cultural policy; cultural populism

Summary/Abstract: Technological changes, culturalisation of the new realms of social activity, and revalorization of the common life by the social researchers led to the enlargement of the field of culture. Additionally, during the last decade within Polish cultural policy the shift of focus had occurred, from the focus on high-brow culture, as its most legitimate form, toward anthropological visions of culture, often associated with the tool for resolving the social problems. However, despite the inclusiveness of this change, those processes have re - sulted in new tensions, generated within the culture field but also because it remained within the struggle for limited resources, financial among others. In the article the authors present the origins of the broader field of culture concept and its implications for the research. Using Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of social fields, the relations between culture, economy and politics are drawn. Authors suggest that the career of the anthropological turn – as they call the invention of the enlarged field risks of becoming a cultural populism.

  • Issue Year: 2/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 7-31
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Polish