SOCC47H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Economic Capital, Don Cheadle, Cultural Capital

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SOCC47 Lecture 7 Notes
Slide 4:
When we discussed music industry, Bourdieu would think of it as a field. Example: Field of Hollywood
films. How do we define the boundaries of our field? Everybody involved in participating and Hollywood
films goes into our field. If thats hat oure orieted to ad doig for a liig ecause this field is like a
field of production for Hollywood movies. Theres also a opaio field that looks the sae a ut
ere ot goig to talk aout it. Bourdieu argues that there are two poles to the field (like a magnetic
field). We can think of our field horizontally and vertically. Horizontally: a field of cultural production or
the economic world reversed. One pole of the field is going to look similar to you (economic world youre
used to) and the other pole of the field is going to be the exact opposite effect (exact same world but
reversed/totally different). On the right, we have P1, which is the field of large scale production. PFPS,
which stands for Profits For Profits Sake, is happening on this side of the industry/pole. Why do people
make art? For money. Where does power and status in this pole of the field come from? Those who make
the ost oe i. Whos i poer i the field of large sale produtio? Again, the one making the
ost oe. Whats the eooi orld reersed? This is o the opposite pole. P2 is field of restricted
production and is about AFAS, which is Art For Art Sake. Who has the most power and status in this side
of the field? Not those who make the ost oe ut those ho ake the est art. Both of these poles
work the same way but are oriented towards opposite things. P2 people have an interest in
disinterestedness the thik there too good and are suspicious of people who want to make money.
Their status oes fro ot akig oe. Its also suspiious if soeoe aog the starts akig
money. sell out. What is good here is defined by audiences. P1: highest box office wins. P2: within the
community of artists. Popularit eas its aessile to eeroe ad its ot ople. P2 thinking.
No its ertial ais. Established people at the top and unestablished people at the bottom. So there are
4 quadrants: field of large scale production (PFPS), people who are super established at the top of that
ie.Michael Bay not trying to win Oscars. Jonah Hill used to be P1 and now tries to be P2 and wants to be
an artist. The established people at the top are known and celebrated. The unestablished people at the
otto dot like the estalished people and want to replace them. Unestablished and AFAS want to push
established people out. 4 quadrants from 1-4: Kevin Hart from 4 to 2. Started at the bottom and worked
his way up. He doest hide the fat that hes akig oe hile people othe other side try to hide
how rich they are. People in Raffifi article from 3 to 1. “ie there faous o, they have personal
assistants and are uncomfortable talking about it. Both poles are mirror images of each other. One side is
power and status with the most money while the other side is power and status with the least amount of
money. The P2 attracts people who can afford to not care about money.
Slide 5:
Copliated diagra so heres a simpler one. Look at slide 4 explanations. Bottom has an old degree of
coetratio of oug people ad at the top, theres a high degree of oetratio of old people. I
French literature, the young people are trying to displace the old people. Left side: autonomy- no
audience; no economic profit; just making art. Right side: heteronomy market, rich with money.
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