Cultural production and the morality of markets: Popular music critics and the conversion of economic power into symbolic capital

  title={Cultural production and the morality of markets: Popular music critics and the conversion of economic power into symbolic capital},
  author={S. Varriale},
This article examines the strategies through which cultural producers may convert their market success into a form of symbolic capital, that is, into a range of distinctive moral values and symbolic boundaries. This question is explored in relation to the rise of popular music criticism in Italy. Drawing on Bourdieu's field theory, this article reconstructs the field's historical genesis and examines the strategies of a heteronomous organisation (the music weekly Ciao 2001). In doing so, it… Expand
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