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Title:
The Uses of Art: Contemporary Changes in Cultural Consumption and the Function of Art
Author:
Birgit Eriksson: Aesthetics and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.113475
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Year:
2011
Volume:
3
Theme:

Independent Articles

Pages:
475-488
No. of pages:
14
Publication type:
Article
Published:
2011-12-21


In recent years aesthetics and cosmopolitanism have been linked in new ways. On the one hand, contemporary research in the sociology of art indicates an increasing openness and a potential cosmopolitanism in aesthetic taste and consumption. On the other hand, aesthetic concepts and ideals play an important but often implicit role in some of the theories of globalization and cosmopolitanism that inform cultural studies. By examining the interaction between these two tendencies and relating it to sociological and aesthetic theories, I will discuss the characteristics and the possible social implications of the apparent new openness. Does it indicate an increasing tolerance and commonality? Or does it rather point towards a new and more individualized understanding of the social function and legitimacy of art?

Keywords: Art; cultural consumption; omnivore; cosmopolitanism; commonality; liquid modernity

Volume 3, Theme:

Independent Articles

, Article 30, 2011
Author:
Birgit Eriksson
Title:
The Uses of Art: Contemporary Changes in Cultural Consumption and the Function of Art:
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.113475
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  • Volume 3, Theme::

    Independent Articles

    , Article 30, 2011
    Author:
    Birgit Eriksson
    Title:
    The Uses of Art: Contemporary Changes in Cultural Consumption and the Function of Art:
    DOI:
    10.3384/cu.2000.1525.113475
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    Citations:
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