The Organization and Production of Culture (Link it back to cultural diamond)
Early research and theory in the area
1.Were paying attention to the creators and distributors with the production of culture
2.He was the first person who looked at theorizing culture
3.He said that .........throughput (such as input, throughput and output)...thus this means he means what's happening in
the middle of production, because we look at who makes it (input) who consumes it (output) but not throughput
4.He also looked how has a product gotten to the consumers, known as filter.
Question 1 -->
Question 2 ----> might certain characteristics of a products organizations sponsor sustainably aid explain the ultimate aid
of the final product? Thus, he saying, maybe it’s not the product that’s good, but rather having a good team of people to
market it, make it and etc....everyone. For example: slum dog millionaire was suppose to be a small local money, but
someone how it got in the hands of the right ppl, critics of America and etc and it became famous
Becker wrote a book, called art worlds, he had a similar argument with hirsh, he said modern industrialization societies,
says it’s all about a network of individuals to block culture from getting to point a to b or speed them through ...........
Hirsh talks about how important the mass media is as gatekeepers. There the primary sources of regulators of
institutions. Such as, the torontolife magazine.
Autonomous gatekeepers: there check points that filter culture.
Revisiting the production of culture perspective
5.Paterson and Anaand wanted to go back to hirish theorizes and see what had changed since then.
6.This article is not apart of our readings
7.Evaluated: ppl giving reviews of a product
8.What was so interesting about this perspective when it came out --> it challenged the dominiant idea..........mirror
10.Becker says had a really important point, often times we think of ppl of produce culture products to be genious, but
becker says these ppl are super super talented at what they do, however more imprt to being a genius is that they just
had a really really good network or people who were helping them make it a sucessful. Such as having great agents,
having a great stage to present your products and etc.
3rd slide - comonn elements of studies
11.We moved from culture as values to culture as a more interactive period
12.So how did that cultural good get from somones idea in a person mind to being a book, movie, sculpture...what was
the process, who were the ppl inovled
4th slide how cultural goods are produced
13.Technology --> these are things that influence how the ogod turns out. It can constrain how you advertise things
14.There are laws and regulartion that can be produced and what cannot be produced. Such as copyright laws
15.Industry stucture --> someindutry there is overprodcution, such as only certain number of movies will make it,
hgowever there is more that is made but only some are shown in theatres.
16.Organization structure --> gatekeepers, who you come into contact with to sell your ideas and prodcuts, this impacts
if your creation will get there or blocked
17.Occuptaional career --> a period in time when you can be considered a legite producer