Sociedade e Estado
Print version ISSN 0102-6992
ZOLBERG, Vera L.. Success and failure of the sociology of culture? Bringing the arts back. Soc. estado. [online]. 2005, vol.20, n.2, pp. 337-350. ISSN 0102-6992. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-69922005000200004.
This articles brings up the most recent, internal discussions among researchers in the field of the sociology of arts, more precisely the thiking of experts who participated in a forum of culture organized in 2001. In her writing, Vera Zolberg accentuates, overall, the need for sociology of art to retain both its humanistic and scientific roots. She reminds that sociology of culture has developed from the sociology of art in recent decades. Next, she summarizes the tendencies and interests of researchers in the forum, by showing the fluidity of its possibilities and creative capacities. She mentions the most recent production in the field, proving that aesthetic elements play a crucial part in the sociological studies about the arts. According to Vera Zolberg, it is time to bring the arts back.
Keywords : Sociology; arts; culture; society and flexibility.