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The Brave New World of the MFA

Gary Alan Fine

in Talking Art: The Culture of Practice and the Practice of Culture in MFA Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226560182
eISBN:
9780226560359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226560359.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Here we are introduced to how young artists are trained in the contemporary art world and how creativity has found a place in the modern American university. The focus in MFA programs is not teaching ... More


Talking Art: The Culture of Practice and the Practice of Culture in MFA Education

Gary Alan Fine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226560182
eISBN:
9780226560359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226560359.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Based on two years of intensive observation at three university-based graduate MFA arts programs, Talking Art provides a detailed ethnography of how young artists are trained in the contemporary art ... More


Narrative representations of the self: encounters with contemporary visual art

Andrew Newman and Anna Goulding

Alan Walker (ed.)

in The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 2

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447314783
eISBN:
9781447314806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314783.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter explores how and why older people construct narrative identities in response to encounters with contemporary visual art. The respondents rejected the negative characteristics they ... More


Researching children’s play and contemporary art

Megan Dickerson

in Practice-based Research in Children's Play

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447330035
eISBN:
9781447330080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330035.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Methodology and Statistics

The New Children’s Museum is a museum in which each ‘exhibit’ is a conceptual work of art by a contemporary artist, commissioned by the museum as a springboard for playful experiences. Neither a ... More


Beyond Objectification and Fetishization: Telling the Story of the Baby Dolls through the Visual Arts

Sarah Anita Clunis

in Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817396
eISBN:
9781496817440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817396.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This Chapter is about the aggressive female sexuality and defiance of restrictions and values demonstrated by the feminist performativity of the New Orleans Baby Dolls and the contemporary art that ... More


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