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Culture as a Vocation: Sociology of career choices in cultural management
 

Culture as a Vocation: Sociology of career choices in cultural management (Hardback)

By Dubois, Vincent

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Vocational occupations are attractive not so much for their material rewards as for the prestige and self-fulfillment they confer. They require a strong personal commitment, which can be subjectively experienced in terms of passion and selflessness. The choice of a career in the ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781138819986
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Published 9 November 2015 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series CRESC
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ISBN-13 9781138819986
ISBN-10 1138819980
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Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 9 November 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dubois, Vincent
Series CRESC
Category Sociology: Work & Labour
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Number of Pages 146
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 386g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Arts administrators - France, Arts - Management - Study and teaching - France, Occupations - France, Arts and society - France
NBS Text Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 331
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Vocational occupations are attractive not so much for their material rewards as for the prestige and self-fulfillment they confer. They require a strong personal commitment, which can be subjectively experienced in terms of passion and selflessness. The choice of a career in the cultural sector provides a good example of this. What are the terms of this calling? What predisposes individuals to answer it? What are the meanings of such a choice? To answer these questions, this book focuses on would-be cultural managers. By identifying their social patterns, by revealing the resources, expectations and visions of the world they invest in their choice, it sheds new light on these occupations. In these intermediary and indeterminate social positions, family heritages intersect with educational strategies, aspirations of upward mobility with tactics against downward mobility, and social critique with adjustment strategies. Ultimately the study of career choices in cultural management suggests a new take on the analysis of social reproduction and on the embodiment of the new spirit of capitalism. The empirical findings of this research conducted in France are set in a broader comparative perspective, at the European level and with the USA.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Every year, thousands of talented young people aspire to careers in the arts. Vincent Dubois's brilliant sociological analysis of French careers in cultural management reveals the challenges - and often disappointments - which lie in their way. This book will be essential reading across the globe for those interested in how career patterns in the cultural sector are changing'. - Pr. Mike Savage, Head of Sociology Department and Chair, London School of Economics 'Many have wondered: what is arts management? Few answers truly satisfy. Vincent Dubois poses a set of fresh questions and manages to answer this and far more in his well-researched, highly readable volume. It should be required reading in our field.' - Pr. Constance DeVereaux, Director, LEAP Institute for the Arts, Colorado State University, USA

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Author's Bio

Vincent Dubois, sociologist and political scientist, is currently Professor at the Institute for Political Studies in Strasbourg (France). His research fields include cultural sociology and policy, language policy, poverty and welfare. He belongs to the SAGE research unit and to the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study, and is associate member of the Centre for European Sociology founded by Pierre Bourdieu in Paris. He is a former member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, USA, school of social science (2012-3) and of the Institut Universitaire de France (2007-12). He has published 8 books, 2 of which have been published in English translation (The Bureaucrat and the Poor, Ashgate, 2010; The Sociology of Wind Bands, Ashgate, 2013). He has published around 80 scientific contributions in edited volumes and journals including International Journal of Cultural Policy, Cultural Sociology, Poetics, Social Analysis, Current Anthropology, Critical Policy Studies, Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales.

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