Bourdieu and the sociology of cultural evaluation: lessons from the Italian popular music press

  title={Bourdieu and the sociology of cultural evaluation: lessons from the Italian popular music press},
  author={S. Varriale},
This article discusses the impact of Pierre Bourdieu's social theorising on two related fields of debate, namely research about the evaluative practices of cultural critics, and research about the artistic legitimation of popular culture. More specifically, the article argues that the concept of field (Bourdieu 1993, 1996) makes it possible to investigate the ways in which criticism, as a cultural category, is "struggled over" by competing groups of experts and audiences. In this respect, field… Expand

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