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SOCC47 Lecture 7 Notes
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 thats hat oure orieted to ad doig for a liig ecause this field is like a
field of production for Hollywood movies. Theres also a opaio field that looks the sae a ut
ere ot goig to talk aout 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 youre
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 oe i. Whos i poer i the field of large sale produtio? Again, the one making the
ost oe. Whats the eooi orld reersed? 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 oe 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 thik there too good and are suspicious of people who want to make money.
Their status oes fro ot akig oe. Its also suspiious if soeoe aog the starts akig
money. sell out. What is good here is defined by audiences. P1: highest box office wins. P2: within the
community of artists. Popularit eas its aessile to eeroe ad its ot ople. P2 thinking.
No its ertial ais. 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 dot like the estalished 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 doest hide the fat that hes akig oe hile people o the other side try to hide
how rich they are. People in Raffifi article from 3 to 1. “ie there faous 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.
Copliated diagra so heres a simpler one. Look at slide 4 explanations. Bottom has an old degree of
coetratio of oug people ad at the top, theres a high degree of oetratio 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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