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Sociology of Art and Literature

Code 13165
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Sociology
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Learning outcomes 1. To be sensitive to the importance of artistic and literary creativity in the dynamics, innovation and balance of societies;
2. Understand methodological concepts and procedures developed and applied in the sociological analysis of artistic and literary facts;
3. To know the mechanisms and strategies of analysis that allow to identify the conditions of economic and social sustainability of the artistic and literary activities without demerit of the aesthetic-symbolic component.
At the end of the CU students should:
4. Identify the importance and social reach of artistic and literary activities;
5. Apply methodological concepts and procedures, developed by Sociology of Art and Literature, in the critical analysis and valorization of artistic and literary products;
6. Develop a project of an artistic nature with economic sustainability and aesthetic-symbolic pertinence.
Syllabus 1. Art and literature as objects of sociological analysis. Sharing and differentiating.
2. The social problems (historical and geographical) of artistic and literary creativity. The main stylistic trends in art and literature.
3. Contemporary readings of artistic and literary facts. Globalization and post-colonialism as referential contexts of artistic and literary creation.
4. Art and literature as factors of social and economic development. The aestheticization of economy, life and everyday life.
Main Bibliography Becker, Howard [2010 (1984)]. Mundos da arte, Lisboa: Livros Horizonte
Bourdieu, Pierre [1996 (1992)]. As regras da arte. Génese e estrutura do campo literário, Lisboa: Editorial Presença
Canclini, Néstor García (2010), La sociedad sin relato. Antropología y estética de iminencia, Madrid/Buenos Aires: Katz Editores
Caves, Richard (2002), Creative Industries: Contracts between Art and Commerce, Cambridge / London: Harvard University Press
Gompertz, Will [2016 (2012)], What are you looking at? 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye. Londres: Penguin Books
Luhmann, Nikklas [2000 (1995)]. Art as a Social System, Stanford: Stanford University Press
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.


Last updated on: 2017-08-08

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