A quoi servent les artistes?
Edited by André Ducret, Terrains des sciences sociales Series, Editions Seismo, Zurich, 2011, 188 pp., ISBN 978-2-88351-050-0
What are artists for? Be it concerning their place in society, their working conditions, or their rights and tasks, the debate today is lively. From dance to tattoos, from photography to modern art and literature to cinema, this joint work is devoted to the different forms of collective organizations and the capacity of artists to unite in the defense of their interests, but it also discusses the borders between that which is 'art' and that which is not, and the way in which law limits artistic practices. An analysis of the different positions through which creators present themselves, a return to the history of the very notion of 'artist', and a tour of the perceptive experience, complete this collection of texts, proposing a both strengthening and working sociology.
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